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A PLOS One study supports the notion the cognitive ability has a heritable basis that involves variants of small effect in many different genes. Researchers from the University of Minnesota used information at roughly 2.5 million imputed or directly genotyped SNPs for a genome-wide association study of general cognitive ability in 7,100 Caucasian individuals who had been assessed for their cognitive wherewithal using IQ tests adjusted to reflect their age.

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Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.