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As part of the National Institutes of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program, researchers had sequenced about 50 exomes from 11 patients and their family members as of last month, as well as full genomes of three individuals. They have so far found disease-causing variants in two patients, and variants likely to be causative in another two.

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.