The Scan

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.

Change Is Hard to Do

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Prize for Five

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Sure, Blame the Test

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

ScienceInsider reports that a new security policy at the US Food and Drug Administration may prevent foreign nationals from working there.

WBUR in Boston looks into Orig3n's genetic fitness assessments to find more research is needed.

Collected and Stored reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: de novo mutations contribute to non-syndromic craniosynostosis, fungal tree of life, and more.

The New York Times writes that clinical trials are having some problems finding cancer patients to take part.

Lessen the Chances

Even with a genetic predisposition toward obesity, the Washington Post notes there are steps people can take to lessen that risk.

Shiny New Campus

Illumina is opening a new campus with a "work anywhere" ethos, the San Diego Union-Tribune writes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: rare variants linked to hematological traits, exome sequencing to diagnose ciliopathy-like conditions, and more.

Pig Organs to Humans?

Researchers have used CRISPR to develop piglets that lack retroviruses, paving the way to use pig organs in human transplantation, the New York Times reports.

A pair of surveys has gauged people's views toward gene editing, NPR reports.

DNA Takeover

University of Washington researchers show that malware can be encoded into DNA, according to the Atlantic.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: CRISPR used to inactivate porcine retroviruses, and more.

Removal Sought

A father seeks the removal of the OMIM entry describing his son's rare genetic condition as a 'syndrome,' Retraction Watch reports.

Flushed Out a Suspect

Fecal DNA helps police arrest a California burglary suspect, the Ventura County Star reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genes needed for effective cancer immunotherapy, and more.

Standard Workup

Researchers say genetic testing should be part of diagnosing cerebral palsy, according to the Toronto Star.

A colleague of disgraced stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-Suk has been appointed to lead a government office, leading to calls for her removal, AFP reports.

Medication Matchmaker

NBC News reports that pharmacogenomics can help match people with depression to drugs that may work best for them.


New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.