Normally we don't link back to items more than a week old, but GTO missed the boat on this column in the last issue of Newsweek and it's worth a read. Sharon Begley writes about the challenges of translational research -- starting with the difficulty in getting grant funding compared to basic research projects.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.