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Clinical genome sequencing should start as way to diagnose patients, rather than as a broad screening tool, says a group of UK researchers in the British Medical Journal.

The UK's National Health Service is taking on a project to sequence some 100,000 patients' genomes, which the researchers led by Caroline Wright at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say underlines the need for a "clear testing policy."

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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.

James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.

Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.

In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.