A new study suggests that the lower funding rate seen among women of color is more due to their race than to their gender, BuzzFeed News reports. It adds that this finding is surprising, as women of color had previously been found to be in a "double bind" in the sciences — that they were at a double disadvantage because of both their race and their gender.

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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.