Been Reclassified

While a person's genes may not change, what's known about different variations may evolve. As the New York Times reports, this means that sometimes a variant that was thought to be pathogenic may switch categories to benign or vice versa. Other times, variants whose effect was unclear may become known.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.