Genomics, the European Bioinformatics Institute's Ewan Birney writes at PLOS Medicine, is composed of a set of broad "technologies that will have a lasting impact on the future."

In this year-end editorial, the PLOS Medicine editors asked eleven researchers about the state of their respective fields, ranging from genomics and cancer to mental health disorders and malaria treatment.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.