Scripps Research Institute investigators mixed together water, RNA, and ribozyme to recreate part of the hypothesized 'RNA world,' Live Science reports. That hypothesis says that life first emerged as RNA-based before being superseded by DNA as the major genetic material and proteins as enzymes, it notes.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.