Starting Early

This post has been updated to clarify a comment from Robert Green to the Nature News Blog.

The US National Institutes of Health has made four awards, totaling $25 million over five years, to study whether sequencing the genomes of newborns can uncover more useful medical information than current newborn screens can, according to the agency.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.