Winners of this year's Breakthrough Prize include Ionis Pharmaceuticals' Frank Bennett and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Adrian Krainer, who developed a gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, according to the prize foundation.

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Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.