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Insurance companies are driving greater use of genetic testing, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It notes that non-invasive prenatal genetic screening provider Natera's sales increased from 88,000 in 2013 to 447,000 in 2016.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.