While its announcement of a new low-cost sequencing platform caused one blogger to lose some sleep, Illumina has Forbes' Matthew Herper contemplating the consequences of the Life Technologies Ion Personal Genome Machine's new competition within the sequencing market.
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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.
The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.
In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.
The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.