BGI Life

BGI, Bloomberg Businessweek's Lauren Hilgers writes, has established itself as the largest commercial genomic sequencing company in the world, powered by an army of young, college-educated workers — the average age of BGI's 3,000 workers is 26, she notes.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.