THE 1997 film Gattaca depicts a future in which a diagnostic test taken seconds after birth determines a person's biological destiny. The protagonist grows up knowing he is expected to live only 30 years, due to his 99 percent chance for developing a heart condition.

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In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.