The US public is divided on its comfort level with and embrace of genetic tests for gauging cancer risk, according to a new survey that finds that roughly a third of people are wary of such predictive tests, while another third would be likely to take aggressive actions based on such test results.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.