Two years of industry buzzing paid off as Michael Weiner, vice president of molecular sciences at CuraGen subsidiary 454, spoke at a GSAC panel entitled “The Future of Sequencing: Advancing Toward the $1,000 Genome.”

Despite the panel name, president and CEO Richard Begley wants to make sure no one’s expecting too much: “I don’t want to mislead anybody that we’re going to run out the door and you’re going to be able to sequence the human genome for $1,000,” he warns.

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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.