Genomics, the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ewan Birney writes at PLOS Medicine, is composed of a set of broad "technologies that will have a lasting impact on the future."

In this year-end editorial, the PLOS Medicine editors asked eleven researchers about the state of their respective fields, ranging from genomics and cancer to mental health disorders and malaria treatment.

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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.