An exome sequencing study of 81 volunteers has shed light into how the technology could be rolled out as an adult disease risk screening test.

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center performed exome sequencing on 81 business executives to see whether the technology would be useful in identifying pathogenic variants for adult-onset diseases, or alert volunteers of familial genetic disease or carrier status.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.