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This article has been updated to note that there are close to 5,000 BRCA1/2 variants known to increase risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Additionally, based on information from Ancestry after the article's publication, the story now specifies that the NGS service when launched will conduct exome sequencing.

NEW YORK – Recreational genealogy firm Ancestry has partnered with Illumina and Quest Diagnostics to expand into health-related genetic testing. 

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The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.