Through the combination of its genealogical database with genetic and health information, Ancestry.com is "transforming itself from a retiree's hobby into a medical research juggernaut," Fusion's Daniela Hernandez writes.

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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.