About 3,000 years ago, the story goes, the Queen of Sheba left Ethiopia to meet with King Solomon in Israel, and they had a child. Now, says New Scientist's Hannah Krakauer, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Luca Pagani may be able to show that the meeting may not have taken place entirely in the imaginations of story-tellers.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.