Lisp, the second-oldest programming language in common use and a staple of the artificial intelligence programming community, could become the primary language for bioinformatics as the discipline moves into knowledge-based computing, said Jeff Shrager, webmaster for The website was launched recently by Lisp advocates in an effort to promote wider use of the language in bioinformatics.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.