Slow Re-opening

The tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to re-open, the New York Times reports.

The lab, along with others at the agency, was closed earlier this month following the mishandling of the anthrax and H5N1 influenza viruses in incidents that exposed CDC personnel to the infectious agents.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.