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In a letter, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology argues the US to adopt a biodefense strategy, MIT's Technology Review reports. PCAST adds that new biotech tools like CRISPR, gene therapy, and synthetic DNA could be put to nefarious uses by terrorists.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.