Recognizing Rare

Face2Gene software from the Boston-based firm FDNA uses facial recognition as another piece of the puzzle for clinical geneticists diagnosing rare genetic conditions at Boston Children's Hospital and beyond, Jonathan Saltzman reports in the Boston Globe.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.