In Newsweek, Sharon Begley says that NIH has to make translational medicine even more of a priority, citing stumbling blocks to the effort such as "academic advancement." She writes that academia prizes securing grants and publishing in highly-rated journals, but that those top journals are not interested in treatments -- only more niche-ones are -- and thus progress slows down.

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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.