In work out of Ian Holmes' UC Berkeley lab, a team describes as new genome browser, JBrowse, published in this week's early online edition of Genome Research. The browser is open source, portable, and JavaScript-based, and differs from other available browsers in that it uses less server power.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.