Kudos to Eric Topol, director of Scripps Genomic Medicine, for getting it all said in less than 800 words. If you have been looking for a quick, clear summary of personal genomics that you can forward to your lay friends, it's hard to go wrong with Topol's op-ed What You Can Learn From a Gene Scan in The Wall Street Journal.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.