This post has been updated to clarify what Counsyl's test examines.

Carrier screening of prospective parents is becoming more widespread, the Wall Street Journal reports. Such screening had been limited to people of certain at-risk ethnicities or with family histories of disease, but new technologies are making it cheaper to test everyone.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.