Actress and director Angelina Jolie's disclosures about undergoing a preventive double mastectomy after genetic testing found a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancer and, more recently, the removal of her fallopian tubes and ovaries, has spurred others to seek testing.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.