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The financial backers of BGI — which include the Gates Foundation, Sequoia Capital, as well as Chinese groups — say the firm represents a new kind of Chinese technology company, the Financial Times' Henny Sender writes.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.