Even with the cost of genome sequencing coming down, Smithsonian magazine writes that not every organism on Earth can yet expect to have its genome sequenced.
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23andMe's Anne Wojcicki ponders DNA and what it means to be human in a New York Times essay.
A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.
In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.
Bloomberg reports that researchers and drug companies are modeling anti-obesity treatments after the rare genetic condition essential fructosuria.