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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 genetic genealogy analysis helped secure the release of a California man from prison after getting his murder conviction overturned, the Guardian reports.

Technology Review discusses the concerns that come along with the ability to quickly synthesize viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers have uncovered large bacteriophages whose genomes include translational machinery, Live Science reports.

In PNAS this week: role for Myc in alternative splicing regulation in prostate cancer, variation in methylation in Arabidopsis, and more.