Q&A: Bob Waterston on the Significance of the Genome s Anniversary | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, June 27 - Get out your party hats--it's time to celebrate! This week marks the one-year anniversary of the announcement at the White House by Craig Venter, Celera's chief scientific officer, and Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, along with former President Clinton, that scientists had completed a rough draft of the entire human genome.

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In PNAS this week: mutations linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, salivary proteins common among oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, and more.

At Wired, a science journalist discusses her decision not to undergo BRCA testing.

The Japan Times says regulations are needed to oversee human genome-editing research.

In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.