NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finalized a rule last week explaining that under the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), employers can offer incentives to an employee's spouse for answering questions about his or her health status as part of wellness programs.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.