The US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to label all chimpanzees as endangered, the Nature News Blog reports. Such a move could, as the New York Times says, enact a "major barrier to conducting invasive medical research on the animals for human diseases."
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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.