Flashy Variants

Researchers have uncovered genetic variants associated with whether or not a woman experiences hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports. Some 70 percent of women experience hot flashes and night sweats, it notes.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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