The Scan

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

This Week in PLOS

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

Funding Lost

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

If It Is to Help

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

Bunch at Once

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

Testing Less Likely

Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Varied Opinions

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

Cell Count

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.

An RNAi Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Alnylam's RNAi-based therapy Onpattro, according to Stat News.

Stop It There

Researchers in the UK are working on using gene drives to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes, the Telegraph reports.

Keep It Going

Harvard Medical School's Seth Cassel and Cigall Kadoch argue in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that the recent TAILORx trial shows the potential of genomic-based medicine.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic architecture mediating gene expression, metabolomic patterns in multiple myeloma, and more.

Reuters reports that smaller companies are getting in on gene editing for agricultural uses.

To Build the Database

In an opinion piece at the Guardian, Adam Rutherford consumer genetic testing customers realize they are the product.

Promise and Limits

Nature News looks into the limitations of patient-derived xenograft mice.

Pages

The National Science Foundation is adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates, according to Science Careers.

Nature asked scientists whether they were satisfied with their careers to find that most were, with some variation.

Gene editing is expected to give rise to new job opportunities, according to BBC Capital.

A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.