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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John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.