As the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics this week issued recommendations regarding the release to doctors and patients of incidental genetic findings from clinical sequencing studies, Caroline Wright at Genomes Unzipped questions whether the term "incidental" is appropriate for describing such findings in the first place.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.