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Got an idea to improve impartiality in the peer review process? The US National Institutes of Health has two challenges — with first prizes of $10,000 — open to submissions for ideas on how to detect and deal with biases in peer review.

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In PNAS this week: adzuki bean genome, spontaneous mutation patterns in E. coli, and more.

An op-ed in the New York Times discusses banking of fecal samples to restore the gut microbiome.

Rules and regulations governing genetic modifications of human embryos vary from country to country, Nature News says, but such work may take place despite restrictions. is eyeing an expansion into genomic risk assessments, the Verge reports.