The San Diego Union-Tribune's Keith Darcé recently spoke with Illumina CEO Jay Flatley about the company's share in the sequencing market, its lowered whole-genome sequencing price, its plans to develop diagnostic tests for certain cancers, and its recent involvement with the US Food and Drug Administration's push to regulate DTC genetic testing.

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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.