At the Mermaid's Tale blog, Ken Weiss wonders whether whole-genome sequencing is "fading." There are various indicators — like a recent blog post from Carl Zimmer on his "genome fatigue" — that both researchers and the public are "losing enthusiasm for human whole-genome sequencing," Weiss says.
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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.
India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.