Actress and director Angelina Jolie's 2013 disclosure about having a BRCA1 variant that elevated her risk of breast and ovarian cancer and her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy increased public awareness regarding breast cancer treatment, according to a team of Austrian researchers.

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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.