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UK Human Genetics Commission

The Human Genetics Commission would like to see preconception genetic tests available more broadly, and more education about and support for such tests in the system.

The Human Genetics Commission advises that "standards and consistency" are needed for DTC testing services.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.