Game, Set, Match

The news that federally-funded embryonic stem cell researchers have been waiting for has arrived: They can continue to do their work without fear that their funding will be cut off, says the Associated Press' Nedra Pickler. A lawsuit filed last August, which researchers feared would put their work in jeopardy, has been thrown out of court.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.