This article previously reported that Cepheid's technology is being used by government health and law-enforcement officials in New York, Nevada, and Florida to investigate reports of anthrax. While Cepheid acknowledges that its DNA-analysis instruments are being used by these agencies, the company cannot comment whether the products are being used in any specific anthrax case in those states.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.