The Irish government's focus on funding grants with an eye toward boosting the economy is being called out as "short-sighted" by some 900 scientists in a letter, according to Nature News. The researchers argue that basic research has been overlooked and underfunded.

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In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.