454 Life Sciences with Baylor College of Medicine, and the J. Craig Venter Institute have each completed an individual’s genome sequence, taking the discipline one step closer to personal genomics.
 
Even before scientists get the chance to pore over analyses of James Watson’s and Craig Venter’s genomes in detail — both analyses are currently under review at scientific journals — the two sequencing teams are already discussing the completion of their projects.
 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

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