Aiming to provide more personalized treatment options for patients with monogenic diabetes, the University of Chicago Genetics Services Laboratory has launched a next-gen-sequencing-based gene panel to diagnose the disease.

Monogenic diabetes represents an estimated 1 to 2 percent of all diabetes mellitus cases. To date, more than 30 genes, which are highly expressed in pancreatic beta cells, have been implicated in the disease, a list that keeps growing.

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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.

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

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

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