Magdalena Walkiewicz from Baylor College of Medicine and Carin Yates from GeneDx presented their labs' initial findings from exome sequencing of fetal DNA samples.
Under their deal, each company will provide their customers with access to the others' services for studying host-microbiome relationships.
The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.
A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.
The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.
In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.