Wang Jian, the president and a co-founder of BGI, tells Forbes Asia that he and the other co-founders "were a group of people trying to do fun things.” In particular, Shu-Ching Jean Chen writes, they wanted to be part of the Human Genome Project.
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In PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.
A Rockefeller University researcher is using edited ants to explore complex biological systems, the New York Times writes.
There's a heritable aspect to how much time people spend online, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Stat News reports that Joseph Gulfo is another contender for FDA commissioner.