The health of one mouse can be influenced by the genetic makeup of its cage mate, according to a study out in PLOS Genetics yesterday.

Researchers led by European Bioinformatics Institute's Oliver Stegle examined how the genotypes of one individual might influence the phenotype of another individual. Using lab mice, they studied how these social genetic effects contribute to 100 organismal phenotypes and genome-wide gene expression.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.