BALTIMORE, Jan 22 - The interest that President George W. Bush takes in genomics and the strength of his choice for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will greatly affect research for years to come, industry and government sources said Monday.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.