This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a University of Michigan-led team presents a new statistical method for overcoming the problem of case-control imbalance in large-scale genetic association studies. According to the researchers, dropping genotyping costs have allowed biobanks to genotype all their participants, enabling genome-wide scale phenome-wide association studies in hundreds of thousands of samples.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.