Misha Angrist, the one and only Genomeboy, blogs about the growing confusion about what genome-sequencing service companies are offering. How can 23andMe charge $999 while Knome is asking for $350,000? Angrist reminds readers that genome analysis, exon sequencing, and full-genome sequencing are very different practices with very different costs.

 

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.