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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 American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.