As new SARS-CoV-2 mutations emerge, terms like “UK variant” or “South Africa variant” have become ubiquitous.  WHO is warning against the practice not only because such terms stigmatize countries for being forthcoming about what they’ve discovered—they can also be…

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Tiny genetic variations have major effects on how drugs work in different people, but bias built into genomic research means prescribing algorithms are best-tailored to European genes—with consequences for everyone.

Only 10% of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cases are genetically inherited, but 2 Appalachian families carrying a rare ALS-causing genetic mutation offer researchers the opportunity to investigate why some family members get the disease and some do not.