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Stat News reports that Alphabet's Verily, Google's biotech company, has awarded a research contract to a luxury health clinic owned in part by Verily CEO Andrew Conrad. This contract, it adds, has raised eyebrows inside Verily as well as among corporate governance experts, Stat News adds.

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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.