It took 272 researchers to sequence the first human genome, the Wall Street Journal writes, but 1,014 investigators to report on the Muller F element in the fruit fly.

"There was a joke that anyone who had ever seen a fruit fly got to be an author," Zen Faulkes from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley tells the Journal.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.