The University of California, Berkeley's plan to offer incoming new students a test of their lactose, alcohol, and folic acid metabolizing genes, and thus foster talk about genetic testing, has drawn both criticism and praise.
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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.
Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.
In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.