In addition to pointing toward potential drug targets, genomic data can also provide researchers with an inkling of what the possible side effects of drugs targeting certain genes might be, writes Francis Collins at the NIH Director's Blog.
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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.
The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.
Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.
In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.