Understanding how genomes work and how to manipulate them could dramatically change human life as it has been known, but it will require much more openness, Harvard University's George Church tells The Economist.
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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.
An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.
The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.
In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.