This Week in Science

In Science this week, a Japanese research team describes the generation of human reproductive cells entirely in vitro, marking a key technological advance in reproductive biology. While human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have been induced into primordial germ cell-like cells (hPGCLCs), further differentiation into mature germ cells has never been achieved.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.