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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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.