In the news-we-could-never-make-up category, Knome is running its genome sequence service on Ozzy Osbourne "in a bid to find out how he is still alive after decades of drug and alcohol abuse," according to this article from Sky News. The once-frontman for Black Sabbath is known around the world for his 40-year abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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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.