Eat Your Genes

Some researchers and companies envision a future in which people are advised to eat or not eat certain foods or supplements based on their genetic profiles, the Guardian reports.

"It would be preferable to tailor treatment to the individual, rather than to a group or just the population generally," the University of Newcastle's John Hesketh says of personalized nutrition.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.