Decode Genetics is joining Navigenics and 23andMe in the genomic testing fray, reports the New York Times. Their new service, called deCODEme, will take a cheek swab and $985 to assess someone's disease risk, ancestry, and physiology by using SNP chips.
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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.
The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.
CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.