This Week in Science

In this week's issue of Science, authors from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics write a perspective on the 2006 Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act (GPMA). When S.3822 was revised and reintroduced to Congress in 2008 as S.976, the entire section of "Race, Genomics, and Health" and its provisions were deleted from the bill, say the authors.

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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.