An earlier version of this article was published Feb. 5.

Complete Genomics said last week that it has signed up the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT to test its human genome sequencing services in a pilot project.

The company, which plans to sequence 1 million human genomes over the next five years, also presented for the first time data from a human genome that it sequenced in house as a proof of concept, and is making these data publicly available.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.