This post has been updated to remove reference to an unrelated study.

BGI was found in 2015 to be conducting a genetics study illegally with the University of Oxford, the Global Times reports. The project allegedly involved sending genetic data out of China over the internet, according to TechNode

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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.