Every year, Uncle Morty has a little too much eggnog and takes the opportunity to rant about taxpayers bearing the burden of financing your research. If that scenario is a familiar one, consider this your holiday gift from Wired.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.