At Eye on DNA, Hsien-Hsien Lei comments on the fact that deCode just laid off 15 percent of its staff. She finds it's surprising, given their number of products and the fact that genomic technologies are becoming cheaper and cheaper.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more