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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.

The California-based health system is expanding its partnership with clinical decision support vendor CancerIQ to integrate risk assessment into the Cerner EHR workflow.

The companies will pair sequencing with genotype-phenotype matching and analytics in pursuit of wider access to precision medicine and faster, more accurate diagnoses.

Genetic material found in tooth samples from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Medieval period points to migrations from Siberia at the Bronze Age-Iron Age transition.

Genomic data for almost 300 ancient Eurasian horses points to lost equine lineages, horse relationships that reflect human interactions, and a recent loss in genetic diversity.

Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results.

Using genome sequence data for 429 accessions, an international team tracked chickpea's origin and spread, while identifying markers for important traits.

The project plans to sequence 20,000 genomes in 2019, 50,000 by the end of 2020, and a total of 100,000 by the end of 2021 using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon platform.

Crusader bones, Lebanon

Sequence data for nine Crusaders buried in Lebanon identified individuals with European, Near Eastern, or mixed ancestry, but no lasting genetic effect on the wider population.

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In PLOS this week: Mycobacterium abscessus linked to gastric conditions, placental gene expression changes associated with preterm birth, and more.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

People with certain gene variants tend to not like vegetables, particularly bitter ones, CNN reports.

MIT's Technology Review reports on a company's genetic test that gauges an embryo's susceptibility to certain diseases.