Some blood donors in the San Diego area are getting their genomes sequenced for free, KPBS reports.

Some 70 San Diego Blood Bank donors who give blood as part of the Chargers Blood Drive will have their genomes sequenced by Illumina. Though, it's part of the blood bank's effort to develop a DNA database to help researchers link genes with health outcomes, the selected donors will also receive their sequencing results.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.