Big Names Weigh In

While personal genomics companies say their tests have predictive value and will be helpful in health and wellness, The Economist asks what David Altshuler, Craig Venter, Russ Altman, George Church, and others think. Altshuler says that companies encourage people to read too deeply into their genomes -- he refused to have his sequenced -- and that he's worried about a backlash.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.