Root of the Disease

The UK's 100,000 Genomes Project has made its first diagnoses of children, the BBC reports. The project, first announced in 2012, aims to sequence 100,000 people to learn more about the genetic underpinnings of cancer and rare disease.

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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.