NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A range of ethical questions are being considered as genome and exome sequencing trickles into clinical care. But children pose a unique problem for this fledgling field, and a group of bioethicists has suggested in an article published this week in the American Journal of Bioethics that more research must be done before consistent and sound guidelines will be developed.

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Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.

Popular Mechanics reports that Caltech researchers have built a prototype nanobot using DNA.

The Sacramento Bee writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing connected a woman to sperm donor-conceived half siblings.

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.