The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act was sent to the White House last week after winning overwhelming support in both houses of Congress, but the bill's critics continue to question whether it can in fact prevent employers and health insurers from discriminating against individuals based on their genetic profile, or whether it will inspire frivolous lawsuits.
 

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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.