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Using biorepository strains, researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute and elsewhere profiled Zika virus consensus sequences, variant patterns, and phylogenetics.

Human Longevity alleges that Craig Venter stole trade secrets in a lawsuit filed against the J. Craig Venter Institute.

HLI claims that upon his termination in May, Venter took a company-owned laptop and is using HLI trade secrets to build a competing business at JCVI.

Craig Venter is retiring from Human Longevity to return to the research institution that bears his name, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: PCR-based approach to diagnose eye infection in cats and dogs, genomic analysis of Chinook salmon, and more.

Researchers detected excess genetic risk and/or misclassification when profiling ClinVar variants in ACMG-59 and OrphaNet genes using genome and exome sequences.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

Keep on Brushing

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: trait prediction algorithm, missense mutation linked to hearing loss, and more.

Using a new algorithm, JCVI and Human Longevity researchers revealed potential re-identification risks using trait prediction from genome sequences.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.