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A team from Columbia University is carrying out a set of interviews and surveys they intend to use to create guidelines for acquiring informed consent from subjects of genomic sequencing studies for the return of "incidental," or secondary, findings.

The new FDA rule will require consent forms for medical device and drug trials to explain that data will be made public through an NIH website.

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In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.