Genetic variants that are thought to be pathogenic don't always turn out to cause disease. For instance, the Boston Globe notes that Robert Green at Brigham and Women's Hospital carries a variant linked to Treacher Collins syndrome, a condition marked by facial deformities, that he doesn't have.

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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.

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