Pathway Genomics' Insight test will be on the shelves of about 6,000 Walgreens, reports the Washington Post. This "boldest move yet to bring the power of modern molecular medicine to the mass market" may also me "irresponsible" as it "could give many buyers a dangerous false sense of security or, conversely, needlessly alarm them," the Post says.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.