Return on Investment

While the US government invested a hefty sum — $14.5 billion between 1988 and 2012 — in the Human Genome Project, it has reaped $59 billion in tax revenue and $965 billion in economic impact, Bloomberg reports.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.