Privacy Questions

As the UK is beginning to ramp up its 100,000 Genomes Project efforts, Edward Hockings and Lewis Coyne raise concerns about participant privacy in the Guardian.

The project aims to sequence the genomes of up to 100,000 people, particularly people with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and develop a database matching whole-genome sequences with clinical data.

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Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.