GA4GH

Newly released APIs are the first products from the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health's strategic roadmap for interoperability of genomic information.

The document is one of the early fruits of GA4GH Connect, a five-year initiative to better align the group's objectives with the key needs of the international genomic data community.

Objectives for this year include building a network of ELIXIR beacons, developing new features and security measures, and partnering with data owners.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.