This week, a group of thirteen scientists, researchers, and legal experts made their genomic data publicly available with the goal of educating the public about what goes into deciding whether to have a genomic scan done, what one can learn from such tests, and how it may or may not impact healthcare decisions.

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The American Society of Human Genetics has issued a position statement on genetic testing of children.

The White House seeks to update how biotechnology products are regulated.

Team science leads some researchers to get lost in the shuffle, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

In PLOS this week: oral microbiomes of dogs and their owners, Plasmodium vivax population structure, and more.