Actress and director Angelina Jolie's disclosure in 2013 in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a BRCA1 gene mutation increasing her risk of breast and ovarian spurred many women to also get tested, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.