A Digital Kid

Genepeeks, a New York-based startup, is preparing to launch a virtual service this December that will simulate hypothetical children based on sperm and ova pairings to allow prospective parents to check for potential diseases such as rare recessive pediatric conditions, BBC News reports.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.