Over at his blog this week, the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein discusses the impact of genomic medicine on what he calls "the coming explosion in healthcare inequality." According to Klein, should genome-based medicine come to fruition, such that "we’ll be able to use the information contained in an individual's DNA sequence to target their therapies much more precisely," healthcare inequality will increase.

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Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.

UK's Labour Party calls for a ban on non-invasive prenatal testing for determining sex, BBC News reports.

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

In PLOS this week: intra-tumor heterogeneity patterns, genomic analysis of Thoroughbred horse origins, and more.