Spurred by the expected avalanche of data from new high-throughput sequencers, two groups have created separate but complementary sets of guidelines, or checklists, for describing sequencing experiments detailed enough to be compared and reproduced.
 
Earlier this month, participants of a recent workshop organized by the Microarray and Gene Expression Data Society posted online a draft of MINSEQE, or Minimum Information about a high-throughput Nucleotide SeQuencing Experiment.
 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.