Hoping for More

Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, tells the Chronicle of Higher Education's Paul Basken that he is encouraged by the recent budget increase request for his agency that is part of President Barack Obama's budget proposal. That $4 trillion budget proposal for FY 2016 includes some $31.3 billion for the NIH.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.