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A panel at the Biology of Genomes meeting discussed the ethical, legal, and social ramifications of germline gene editing.

Researchers associated with the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network will publish more than 25 papers this week to discuss findings from the initiative.

The DocUBuild tool grew out of the eMERGE network and helps institutions curate and manage genomic educational material for clinicians and patients alike.

NIH and Inova Health System are populating the nascent Genomic Ascertainment Cohort with data from ClinSeq and Inova's longitudinal family study

National Human Genome Research Institute researchers report that the sickle cell mutation arose about 7,300 years ago.

Using haplotype profiling, phylogenetics, and other analyses, researchers retraced sickle allele emergence to a single event occurring roughly 7,300 years ago.

During a two-year pilot, the Genomic Ascertainment Cohort will collect 10,000 genotypes and make patients available for follow-up exams to confirm predictions.

The institute expects to announce its strategic plan in October 2020 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project.

Researchers identified and began characterizing carbapenemase-producing bacteria from wastewater samples in ICU pipes and other sites at an NIH hospital.

Researchers are exploring alternative ways to return genetic testing results to grapple with the anticipated increase in testing and see a role for the web.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.