By Uduak Grace Thomas

This article has been updated from a version posted July 6 to include additional information from the developers.

The Translational Genomics Research Institute has launched a data-compression technique that can condense genomic data by as much as 80 percent, allowing researchers to store, analyze, and share large quantities of sequence data using less space and at lower costs than current methods, according to its developers.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

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