The NHS is to set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and help develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
An incident which saw a man die after he had been shot with a Taser by police has been referred to the police watchdog.
Staffordshire Police said the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) had been notified, as a matter of course, after the incident at a block of flats in Newcastle-under-Lyme near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, just after 1am.
The Pope has launched a scathing attack on Vatican bureaucracy accusing the clergy running the Holy See of a dangerous lust for power.
Francis' annual Christmas greeting to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Holy See saw the pontiff give a tirade of criticism as part of his ongoing crusade to reform the church.
The Pope offered a catalog of 15 "Vatican illnesses." These included "feeling immortal", "spiritual Alzheimer`s", "existential schizophrenia" and the "terrorism of gossip."
It appeared that his critique was not well received by the gathered clergy as the tirade was met with only muted applause.
Wales and Scarlets rugby star Liam Williams has said sorry for tweeting a picture of himself dressed as Swansea City footballer Wilfried Bony.
The image is said to have shown the winger and full-back "blacked up" in fancy dress.
But it was criticised by organisations like Show Racism the Red Card.
The photo has since been removed and the Scarlets have released a statement saying they are "fully committed to eradicating discrimination".