The story that Linda Avey told us was coming from New York Times reporter Andrew Pollack hit the presses on Friday. In it, Pollack examines why consumers have been "slow to embrace the age of genomics," by purchasing genetic testing services from companies like 23andMe, Navigenics, and DeCode Genetics.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.