By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Obama Administration has started implementing several policy recommendations aimed at creating a vigilant and secure oversight for synthetic biology, as they were laid out in an administration report from two years ago, but it has not yet moved on around half of those proposals, according to an external review by the Synthetic Biology Project.

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In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.

Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

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