The latest issue of the Economist has an article on the impact of genomics in the more practical side of medicine -- health insurance and genetic privacy. It's a good overview of the main challenges in these areas. As the story sums it up:

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.