Since its inception in May 2008, the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health has received more than 4,000 physician inquiries and in excess of 1,250 patients' medical records. Investigators involved in this trans-NIH initiative — led by William Gahl, clinical director of the National Human Genome Research Institute — have tackled more than 200 cases of rare diseases to date.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.