This post has been updated to reflect the current enrollment goals for the BabySeq study and to include the co-PI.
People may be avoiding genetic tests because of fears of discrimination by insurance companies, Gizmodo reports.
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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.
Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.