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In Nature this week, investigators from the US and Mexico present a study demonstrating how genome-wide association studies can benefit from the use of diverse populations. To date, most drug discovery is conducted using genetic data from individuals of European descent despite the differences in genetic architecture and/or causal variants between populations, they write.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.