By Julia Karow

This article has been updated with additional information about funding for the Undiagnosed Diseases Program.

NIH researchers have found that exome sequencing can help provide diagnoses for patients suffering from diseases that doctors could not explain in any other way, and say that the approach may become a tool in standard clinical settings in the future.

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A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.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