Over the summer, Cancer Research UK's James Hadfield set up a Google map showing where facilities housing next-gen sequencers were located. Now, he and the University of Birmingham's Nick Loman have updated that map, available here. The newer version allows users to filter results by sequencer type or country.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.