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Blogger Razib Khan is trying to determine how many human genomes have been sequenced. "A prominent genomicist asserted a ballpark figure of [about] 30,000 human genomes in the year 2011," Khan writes, adding that "it seems that some labs can get $4,000 dollar human genomes if they buy in bulk." He also says that the field is about an order of magnitude away from a retail price of $1,000 for a genome.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.