Updating the Public

At AMP's annual meeting last week, NIH's Cathy Fomous stopped by to give the members an update on the organization's plans for a Genetic Testing Registry — NIH intends the registry, which is voluntary, to be a comprehensive source about all the genetic tests available to the public, she said.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.