This Week in Science

In this week's Science, experts in public health, genetics, and race discuss the use of race as a biological category, arguing that race is not a sufficient proxy for studying human genetic diversity and that commonly defined racial groups frequently represent a high degree of genetic admixture and lack well-defined genetic boundaries.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.