Spreading the Word

Human genome science is beginning to have an affect on healthcare, and it is seeping into consumer markets, expanding healthcare and the way people think about their health, ancestry, and themselves. It's also all over the media, with stories about 'fat genes' and 'smart genes' that are half-news and half-hype bubbling up into the News-iverse daily.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.