Shares of Sequenom rose 23 percent for the five-day trading period ended Tuesday to lead all gainers in the BCW Index. The firm’s shares jumped 16 percent on Tuesday alone after the firm announced that it had licensed a next-generation sequencing technology from Harvard University (see Briefs).

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.