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Human Microbiome Project

The four-year awards go to three sequencing centers who participated in the initial phase of the project: the Washington University Genome Center, the J. Craig Venter Institute, and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

This second phase of the Human Microbiome Project will support large-scale DNA sequencing centers that were involved in the project from the first phase.


Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.