Unexpected Findings

Alice Collins Plebuch had a surprise when she took an Ancestry.com test, the Washington Post reports. She was expecting to learn that she was of mostly Irish descent, but as the Post notes, Plebuch learned she was of half Irish and half European Jewish ancestry.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.