The Healthiest

Preimplantation genetic screening aims to ensure that healthy embryos are implanted during IVF, but critics say the process may decrease odds of becoming pregnant, the New York Times reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genomic characterization of Ewing sarcoma tumors, miRNA expression in athletes, and more.

Next-gen Challenges

As next-gen sequencing has overcome its early hurdles, newer, higher ones have arisen.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: patterns of gene expression among ocean microbes, and more.

Insurance and Privacy

Canada wants health and life insurers to stop using genetic test results to assess applicants' risk.

Reading and Math Genes

Reading and math capabilities may have the same genetic influences.

Not Too Natural, Now

Guidelines from the US Patent and Trademark Office say patentable inventions must be "significantly different" from natural products.

Microbiome Change Points

Bistable bacteria in the gut microbiome may present "tipping elements," researchers say.

No-Go for Scripps, USC

The proposed merger between the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Southern California has been scuttled.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: TARBP2 role in breast cancer metastasis, and more.

Let It Out

US senators urge the release of a draft guidance on laboratory-developed tests.

Smallpox Unsecured

Smallpox samples were found sitting unsecured at a government lab storeroom.

An NCATS Drug Candidate Moves On

A drug candidate has emerged from the US National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program.