Testing Decisions

As genomic information is seeping into clinical use and the commercial marketplace, one way to test out whether or not people are prepared to decide to have their genomes sequenced is to use college students as guinea pigs – offer them access to their genomic information and see how they respond.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.