Over at Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur writes about the promises and challenges of big genetics. This year, he writes, we'll see major data releases from several large-scale projects, including the 1,000 Genomes Project and the Cancer Genome Atlas, and disease genetics consortia such as the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, GIANT, and dozens of other groups.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.