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A New Jersey startup is offering parents-to-be testing to determine whether their embryos may have an increased risk of developing diseases like diabetes, hypertension, or breast cancer, the Asbury Park Press reports. But such testing, it notes, raises ethical concerns.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.