Wired editor Thomas Goetz explains himself (for the silence of his blog over the past few months):  he's begun writing a book, to be called The Decision Tree, which will aim to "lend a clarity of purpose and vision" to personal genomics and personalized medicine. As individuals continue to take newfound charge of their own health, the field needs to be hashed out.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.