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At Omics! Omics!, blogger Keith Robison says that in all the excitement over genome sequencing, people are overlooking the once-loved haplotype. The short reads from next-gen sequencing may not be enough to pull together SNPs linked over long stretches of DNA, he says.

 

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Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.