This post has been updated from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that Ryan White's house had been burned down.

Mike the Mad Biologist offers his take on a story that broke last week about a California school that ordered an 11-year-old boy with mutations in the cystic fibrosis gene to be moved to another district for fear that he is a health risk to other students, even though he is asymptomatic for the non-contagious disease.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.