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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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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.