This Week in Nature

In Nature Communications this week, a team led by University College London researchers reports the results of a genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 Latin Americans of mixed ancestry, which revealed genetic variations linked to difference in the distribution, shape, and color of facial and scalp hair.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.