A Deeper Bench

To make better sense of the human genomes that have been sequenced, Craig Venter tells Technology Review that even more should be sequenced.

"[G]enomics follows a law of very big numbers," Venter says. "I’ve had my genome for 15 years, and there’s not much I can learn because there are not that many others to compare it to."

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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