European Union researchers have succeeded in their quest to amend a draft piece of EU legislation that would have impeded the use of personal health data in medical research, ScienceInsider reports.

The original version of the bill sought to standardize privacy rules regarding collecting, storing, and exchanging data across Europe, a move many researchers applauded.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more