Researchers in Africa have issued guidelines to govern genomic research in the region, Nature News reports. It adds that the guidelines aim to "combat 'helicopter' research, in which foreign scientists take samples and data" and leave with few benefits flowing back to Africans.
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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.