The Arizona Republic this week takes a look at a new program at Arizona State University that is "geared toward building an educated workforce for the Valley's biotechnology industry." The Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program enables a "seamless transition" from community college to academic training at ASU, the paper adds.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.