Maynard Olson pronounced it “one of the extraordinary successes of science policy” — and on April 14, the day the human genome sequence was officially declared complete, everyone seemed willing to agree that the Human Genome Project had indeed been a triumph.

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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.