Third Rock Ventures has hired Felix Frueh as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Frueh, past president of the Medco Research Institute, will "provide strategic input on new and existing portfolio companies with a particular focus on personalized medicine," the venture capital firm said in an announcement.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.