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10/15/2018
Healthy mice from same-sex parents have their own pups Nature

Advance reveals genetic factors that require mammals to reproduce using two sexes.

10/12/2018
The approach to predictive medicine that is taking genomics research by storm Nature

Polygenic risk scores represent a giant leap for gene-based diagnostic tests. Here’s why they’re still so controversial.

10/11/2018
GENOME HACKERS SHOW NO ONE’S DNA IS ANONYMOUS ANYMORE Wired

“The takeaway is it doesn’t matter if you’ve been tested or not tested,” says Erlich, who is now the chief science officer at MyHeritage, the third largest consumer genetic provider behind 23andMe and Ancestry. “You can be identified because the databases already cover such large fractions of the US, at least for European ancestry.”

10/10/2018
Crop-protecting insects could be turned into bioweapons, critics warn Science

It sounds like science fiction: A research program funded by the U.S. government plans to create virus-carrying insects that, released in vast numbers, could help crops fight threats such as pests, drought, or pollution. “Insect Allies,” as the $45 million, 4-year program is called, was launched in 2016 with little fanfare. But in a policy forum in this week’s issue of Science, five European researchers paint a far bleaker scenario.