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Richard Resnick, writing at the sequence data management firm Genome Quest's blog, discusses his expectations of the "implications of exponential growth of global whole genome sequencing capacity." Resnick expects that by 2011, "catalogues of human variation will become large-scale for the first time," and that "early-stage sequence-based diagnostics will find their way into the leading-edge labs and hospitals." By 2012, he expects somewhere aroun

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.