One of the big questions about all the genetic data that researchers have been amassing is: What does it all mean? If I have a certain gene variant, it may raise my risk for type 2 diabetes slightly. But then what does that risk really mean, especially when other genes, my behavior — eating poorly or exercising frequently — and my environment are factored in? It's just not known, though I should probably eat more healthily anyway.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.

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This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.