The popularity of at-home genetic testing — whether it's to find out where your ancestors came from or to figure out what your chances for cancer are — is continuing to increase. But as doctors and patients try to figure out how to use the information these tests produce, the line between patient and consumer is "blurring," Newsweek says.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.