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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Republican legislators in the House are pushing ahead H.R. 1313, which they say aims to incentivize employees to partake in workplace wellness programs.

Leaders in the genomics field are concerned that any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging better health and reducing costs would not be worth the crippling effects it could have on the space, particularly at a time when big data studies and data sharing are taking off.

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The University of California, Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna reflects at Science on the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of twin girls who underwent genome editing.

By studying its enamel proteome, researchers have found the ancient ape Gigantopithecus blacki belongs to a sister clade to that of orangutans.

Bloomberg Businessweek discusses genomics with BGI's Wang Jian.

In Science this week: researchers find transplanting the gut microbiome in mice affects physiology, and more.