Genome sequencing "newcomer" Ion Torrent is the first contestant to qualify for the $10 million Genomics X Prize since the rules were revised last October, says ScienceInsider's Elizabeth Pennisi.
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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.
At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.
Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.
Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.