The JASON Defense Advisory Panel, a Cold War-era think tank created to anticipate Soviet technologies and threats, submitted a report last December to the US Department of Defense, highlighting the state of genome-sequencing technologies. JASON, named after the argonaut of Greek mythology, is comprised of an anonymous group of biologists, chemists, and mathematicians, all of whom have high-level security clearance.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

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