NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Turmoil. Disappointment. Anxiety. Uncertainty. These are the words that some British researchers used to describe the state of genomics in the UK following the country's referendum to leave the European Union nearly one month ago.

Interviews conducted with leading UK researchers in recent weeks about the so-called Brexit revealed apprehension about losing access to European funding, limitations on freedom of movement, and a potential exodus of biotechnology companies to the EU.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.

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