Smallest Bit Possible

Genomes are messy things with genes involved in translation in one spot and ones needed for cell replication in another, the J. Craig Venter Institute's Hamilton Smith tells the New Scientist in a Q&A.

Smith, who was part of the team that made the first synthetic genome, is trying to reduce a bacterial genome so that it contains the barest necessities for life.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.