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Jonathan Eisen has a post on his Tree of Life blog exhorting medical professionals to learn more about evolutionary biology than is offered in most med school settings. He offers a list of his top 10 reasons (which evolved to 11 on the way to posting) medical folks need to understand evolution, including: Epidemiology of infectious disease; antibiotic resistance; the human microbiome; and more.

 

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At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.