This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from a variety of institutions weigh in on the American College of Medical Genetics' recent recommendation that all labs conducting DNA sequencing to identify disease-associated genes also report mutations in 57 genes unrelated to a patient's condition and report the findings back to the patient unsolicited.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.