National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins tells CNBC's On the Money that cancer research has reached an "inflection point."

Collins was in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, where he met with Vice President Joe Biden, who is heading up the new cancer moonshot initiative, CNBC adds.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.