In Genome Research this week, an international research team reports the use of mRNA-seq and agnostic splice site discovery methods to "advance mRNA-seq bioinformatics toward unbiased transcriptome capture," the potential importance of which they've shown in an in vivo model of neurological disease.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.