NPR's health blog, Shots, is doing a series on the "$1,000 Genome" that began to air on Morning Edition this week.

As the cost of sequencing a person's genome "has dropped faster than the price of flat-screen TVs" and it takes only weeks to get the information, the technology is starting to enter medicine, NPR reports in its first part.

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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.