Building up Genomics

India revealed its new annual budget, and the funding allocations keep the hope for new genomics and commercialization centers kicking, Nature News notes.

Under this new budget, the Department of Science and Technology is to receive 44.7 billion rupees (US$650 million), or 17 percent more than last year, while the Department of Biotechnology is to receive 18.2 billion rupees, or 12 percent more than last year.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.