In a departure from initial plans, Harvard Medical School's Personal Genome Project will choose participants for whole-genome sequencing based on their phenotype, according to project organizers.

The PGP, which will enroll 1,000 participants in the so-called PGP-1K cohort this month, said that it plans to make more genome data from current participants publicly available by the end of November, including complete genomes of the first 10 participants, known as the PGP-10, and four additional genomes from "recent enrollees."

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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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