In Nature this week: how CRISPR/Cas9 homes in on target, miRNAs involved in cholesterol and triglyceride regulation, and more.
The UK Life Study, an ambitious cohort study, has ended due to low enrollment.
Neuroscientist Alan Finkel is to be Australia's next chief scientist, ScienceInsider reports.
The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa's Tom Kariuki says his organization is working to bolster research infrastructure in Africa.
In Nucleic Acids Research: Bovine Genome Database update, Colorectal Cancer Atlas containing genomic and proteomic data, and more.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel checks back in with Nic Volker, who had his exome sequenced when he was a few years old to find the cause of his rare disease.
In an about-face, Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes says the company will publish data showing the accuracy and reliability of its test, the New York Times reports.
A trio of researchers examines the frequency of negative paper citations.
In PNAS this week: mitochondrial genomes of two Pleistocene-era infants, effect of library prep methods on metagenomic results, and more.
The number of postdocs in the US has fallen for the first time in 30 years, according to an analysis in the FASEB Journal.
Genome sequencing pinpointed the root of an Australian boy's baffling condition, ABC News reports.
A paper finds that heating in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis may alter sample compounds, drawing criticism.
In PLOS this week: novel RIG-I-like receptor regulators, approach for identifying adaptive genes, and more.
Genetic analysis uncovers a new species of Galápagos tortoise, which researchers have named Chelonoidis donfaustoi.
Many researchers in Canada applaud the recent election outcome, ScienceInsider reports.
A test examining mitochondrial DNA levels appears to increase pregnancy rates at fertility clinics, the Guardian reports.
In Science this week: limitations of systems biology, and more.
The New York Times opinion page asks whether the promise of clinical genome sequencing is overstated.
Google's resources and approach are enticing academic life science researchers, Nature News reports.
The Obama Administration's Strategy for American Innovation highlights precision medicine.
In Nature this week: DNA-free genome editing in plants, new risk loci for atopic dermatitis, and more.
23andMe announces that it has begun to offer customers health-related data, though more limited than what it had before its FDA dustup.
As its endowment is doing well, the Wellcome Trust plans to increase its spending.
Bill Maris, a managing partner at Google Ventures, argues that genetic information needs to be shared and isn't private anyway, Bloomberg Business reports.
In Cell this week: method to examine DNA methylation patterns, molecular features of lobular breast cancer, and more.