Australian government

The Australian Genomics Health Futures Mission will include a series of studies to tackle rare diseases and cancers.

The new Australian federal budget includes funds for genomic research, according to the Australian Financial Review.

GenoVic will provide workflow management, variant interpretation, and a data repository that supports various analytics tools for clinicians across the state of Victoria.

Testing for Free

Australia makes genetic testing for women with family history of breast or ovarian cancer freely available, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Beef producers in Australia are fighting a bovine genome patent awarded to US companies, the ABC reports.

Australia may take on its own project to sequence 100,000 genomes, according to the PHG Foundation.

Boom, Ideas

Under a new scheme, the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is to receive $166 million.

Neuroscientist Alan Finkel is to be Australia's next chief scientist, ScienceInsider reports.

The Australian High Court rules that isolated genetic material cannot be patented.

The new Australian prime minister has appointed Christopher Pyne as science minister, according to ScienceInsider.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.