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The National Human Genome Research Institute awarded $18 million in new grants to 10 scientists who are developing next-generation sequencing technologies. Among the recipients areresearchers at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for polony genome sequencing, GnuBio for its droplet-based microfluidics, Caerus Molecular Diagnostics for label-free Millikan sequencing, and Boston University for single molecule sequencing via nanopore-induced photon emission.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.