Blunt Cuts

Science is moving faster than ever, but support for that research "is under greater threat than it has ever been" because of the sequester, said Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, on Hardball with Chris Matthews last week. In the segment below, Collins also noted that the US spends about $200 billion to care for people with dementia, but only $500 million on dementia research — and that is now being cut 5 percent by the sequester.

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An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.