This week, scientists in the UK will kick off a recruitment campaign with the goal of getting 5 million Brits to volunteer DNA samples for UK Biobank, the national DNA database, according to this news story in the Guardian. They'll be specifically looking for people between the ages of 40 and 69.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.