This article has been updated to clarify the organizations involved in the study.

Researchers led by The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force have found that many breast care centers that collect information about family history of breast cancer are not referring women with suggestive history to genetic counseling and testing, as recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.