Newborns in a handful of US cities will soon be part of an effort to study whether whole-genome sequencing should be a regular component of healthcare for infants. Four pilot projects recently received $25 million in funding from the US National Institutes of Health to test sequencing as a part of newborn screening.

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In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture in Brazilians, characterization of novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus, and more.

Researchers report that what scents someone picks up can reflect their complement of immune genes.

The New York Times examines ethics and China's push to lead biomedical research.

At her blog, Sally Rockey dives into National Institutes of Health funding data.