My Genes Say What?

NBC News health writer Maggie Fox shares insights and experiences centered around her foray into direct-to-consumer genetic testing, focusing on spit kits from 23andMe, Vitagene, Helix, and Orig3n.

From a detailed, research-heavy 23andMe report, for example, Fox learned that she may be less prone to weight gain — but likely still susceptible to clogged arteries — when wolfing down high-saturated fat foods.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.