By Monica Heger

This story was originally posted March 9.

An initiative spearheaded by Genome Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Research to sequence childhood disease cohorts is highlighting the ethical challenges of using sequencing to study disease in patients. The $C4.5 million project has two arms — one that will use whole-genome sequencing to study childhood cancers and metastatic tumors, and another that will use exome sequencing to study rare Mendelian diseases in children.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.