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The company has rededicated itself to a fully blood-based test pipeline, with its next assays focused on women's health, including endometriosis and ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers.

Sea of Shark DNA

Researchers are studying a whale shark population by isolating its DNA from ocean water samples, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A University of Copenhagen-led team found that regions with high levels of human activity harbor lower levels of amphibian genetic diversity.

Living DNA can break down the origins of a customer’s ancestry into 21 distinct regions within Britain alone, as well as across 80 different worldwide populations.

The two studies were part of larger project aimed at building a complete map of mitochondrial function and associated proteins. 

Researchers have conducted preclinical studies on pronuclear transplantation, showing some success.

Remains of "Young Man of Byrsa"

Further analysis of ancient DNA from Phoenicians should help clarify the origins of that population and its impact on cultures throughout the Mediterranean region.

The team determined that a biofilm present on teeth could be used to obtain and sequence DNA from archaeological human remains without damaging them. 

In Genome Research this week: new repeat family found in marmosets, mtDNA heteroplasmy, and more.

Mitochondrial genome sequences from a large glyptodont called Doedicurus suggest glyptodonts were giant members of a lineage in the middle of the armadillo tree. 

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In PLOS this week: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq to determine metformin response; array-based approach to detect protozoa in blood; and more.

Fast Company takes a look at startups in the nutrigenomic space that aim to offer personalized diet advice.

In a glamorous event, the Breakthrough Foundation gave out more than $25 million in prizes to researchers.

Immunotherapy might treat cancer, but it also appears to come with a risk of a number of side effects, the New York Times reports.