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In Nature Genetics this week, a team led by scientists from the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago presents a genomic analysis of thousands of individuals from Sardinia, a Mediterranean island with a distinct culture and genetically isolated population. The researchers analyzed the whole genomes of 3,514 Sardinians and uncovered shared ancestry with Basque individuals, as well as subtly varied genetic similarity with mainland ancient DNA samples.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.