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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Speculation that Former National Human Genome Research Institute Director Francis Collins is a frontrunner to become the next leader of the National Institutes of Health was spurred this week after Bloomberg News reported that an anonymous source said Collins is in the late stages of a screening process for the post. The news service cited "a person familiar with the process" as the source of the information.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.