The Human Genome Project was launched 25 years ago, and at Nature, Francis Collins, James Watson, and Eric Green look back at the lessons learned.
Congress passes a continuing resolution to keep the US federal government funded through mid-December.
NASA plans to test whether DNA sequencing studies can be conducted in microgravity.
In Science this week: certain genes repressed during memory formation, analysis of genomes from single neurons, and more.
A collection of essays from the Hastings Center examines the ethics of genetic research into intelligence.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information is working on renaming incorrectly labeled genomes, according to Mike the Mad Biologist.
University of Sussex's James Wilsdon discusses the UK Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills proposal to cut costs.
In Nature this week: 1,000 Genome Project findings, locus protective against malaria, and more.
BGI says it will be selling gene-edited 'micropigs' as pets.
An informatician restricts the use of his phylogenetic tree-building tool to protest friendly immigration policies.
PHG Foundation's Ron Zimmern and the CDC's Muin Khoury say a "multifaceted approach" is needed to address population health.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: literature-mining method for uncovering additional gene-disease associations, database of human embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell lines, and more.
Most women with early stage breast cancer who receive a low recurrence risk score on Genomic Health's Oncotype DX test do well on hormonal therapy alone, a new study says.
Cardiologist Michael Lauer is to be the new deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health.
This year's crop of MacArthur fellows includes the University of Chicago's John Novembre, Harvard Medical School's Beth Stevens, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Lorenz Studer, among others.
In PNAS this week: heritability of face recognition, method for exploring direct and indirect connections in biological networks, and more.
At the Wall Street Journal, the Commonwealth Fund's David Blumenthal discusses the contribution of personalized medicines to the high cost of pharmaceuticals.
A pair of researchers from the US National Institutes of Health discusses ways to combat deceptive clinical trial participants.
Angelina Jolie's 2013 disclosure about her decision to undergo preventive surgery increased the public's knowledge about breast cancer treatments.
In PLOS this week: Chrysochromulina tobin draft genome, genetic heterogeneity in Algerian populations, and more.
The US Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter this week to Pathway Genomics regarding its liquid biopsy cancer screening test.
Francis Crick's granddaughter has donated a sculpture to be auctioned at a fundraiser for the new Francis Crick Institute.
A PhD student discusses ways in which to overcome objections to data sharing.
In Science this week: special section on recent advances in genetics, prenatal genetic screening, and more.
Thomson Reuters predicts that the developers of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing approach may win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.