New Branch Leader

Lawrence Brody is the new head of the Genome Technology Branch at NHGRI, according to an NIH news release. Brody has previously led the Molecular Pathogenesis Section where he studied metabolic pathway changes in cancer and he was the chief scientific officer of the Center for Inherited Disease Research. "Dr.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.