An international team of researchers reports on genome of the African green monkey or vervet, Chlorocebus aethiops, in Genome Research this week. The team then compared this new C. aethiops genome to those of other primates to find a high level of sequence conservation between it and humans and macaques.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.