Fueled by $1.3 billion in new funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Cancer Institute plans to expand two cancer genome sequencing projects.

NCI Director John Niederhuber said at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Denver last week that the institute plans to expand the Cancer Genome Atlas project to 20 to 25 major tumor types.

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A bioethicist argues for the responsible use of germline gene editing.

Some breweries are using DNA-based testing to determine whether unwanted bacteria are affecting their beers, The Verge reports.

Standardized N-of-1 trials will be needed to test out personalized medicines, writes Nicholas Schork from the J. Craig Venter Institute at Nature.