As whole-genome sequencing becomes more common in the clinic, doctors may be facing the consequences of the technological shift, says this article at Slate from Future Tense's Gary Marchant and Rachel Lindor. Whole-genome sequencing opens up a number of liabilities for physicians, Marchant and Lindor say.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.