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Researchers analyzed more than 550 new and previously sequenced exomes for individuals from African rainforest hunter-gatherer and farming populations, searching for local adaptations.

The firm is reassuring participants that their data is secure following media coverage highlighting GMI's position as a fully-owned subsidiary of WuXi NextCode.

With exome sequences for tens of thousands of Finns, researchers identified deleterious variants linked to dozens of clinically relevant quantitative traits.

During a conference call to discuss the firm's second-quarter results, CEO and President Francis deSouza also highlighted potential growth from clinical sequencing.

In PLOS this week: reference bias effects in ancient genomics, tsetse fly genetic diversity, and more.

Based on exome and genotyping data for almost 200 Nunavik Inuit, researchers retraced the population's ancestry, relationship, adaptations, and aneurysm risk.

Nuclear and mitochondrial genome sequences from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal remains from Germany and Belgium revealed genetic ties to more recent Neanderthal populations.

Genome-wide association analyses spanning 26 phenotypes in diverse populations revealed new risk variants and population-specific contributions for known SNPs.

The Genes for Good Project has engaged 80,000 Facebook users via its online application and genotyped 27,000 people to date.

NatGeo will continue to conduct research using its database, which includes data on roughly a million individuals.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.