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In a column at the Dallas Morning News, the Stanley Medical Research Institute's E. Fuller Torrey says the Human Genome Project hasn't delivered on promised results.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

Bound for Home

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.

Quite Personalized

Researchers developed a custom genetic drug for a child with a progressive neurological disorder, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds that research topic choice contributes to the disparity in National Institutes of Health funding received by black researchers.

A small study finds gambling addictions may have partially genetic roots, according to the Telegraph.

In Nature this week: researchers from the NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program discuss the project's mission, and more.

Researchers are sequencing Florida panthers to examine the effects of the introduction of Texas cougars there in the 1990s to stave off the cats' decline, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Nobel laureates bemoan the potential effects of a no-deal Brexit on science in the UK, the Guardian reports.

A recent conference discussed genetic genealogy in light of new US Department of Justice guidelines, the New York Times reports.

In Genome Research this week: new tool to identify protein coding sequences, droplet digital PCR-based assay to quantify mitochondrial DNA, and more.

In PNAS this week: induced "BRCAness" phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer, chemoproteomic profiling approach, and more.

Discover's D-brief blog reports that researcher have bred calves from a bull that had undergone genome editing.

Nature News speaks with the secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences about efforts to increase the diversity of Nobel Prize recipients.

The Meaning?

A genetic counselor tells the Toronto Star that she's seen more and more individuals who don't know what to do with their consumer genetic testing results.

Three researchers have won this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for their work uncovering how cells react to changing oxygen levels.

The Wall Street Journal reports that some sequencing projects that currently return no or limited testing results are looking to expand what they tell participants.

To the Source

DNA testing traces Dutch food poisoning outbreak to a meat processing center, Reuters reports.

In PLOS this week: missense variant linked to hereditary leukodystrophy in dogs, genetic variants associated with drug-induced interstitial lung disease, and more.

With a Sharpie

A new report examines increased threats to scientific independence in the US, the Guardian reports.

Do It on Purpose?

A team of researchers says introducing microbes to Mars is inevitable and should be done proactively, Business Insider reports.

Not for a While

In a court filing, lawyers say Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos, hasn't paid them in a year, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: bioinformatic method to tease out biologically active small molecules encoded in the human microbiome, and more.


GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.