More women in Northern Ireland are seeking genetic testing for breast cancer risk, BBC News reports. It says more than 2,000 women in Northern Ireland have undergone BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing, an increase of 10 percent in 10 years, and that that's at a higher level than in England.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.