In a perspectives piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Medical School's Jules Dienstag says that science has changed since medical school admission requirements were first devised and that today's medical students need to be prepared for healthcare that involves genomics and informatics as well as to appreciate how the different systems of the body affect one another.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.