Insurance and Privacy

Canada wants health and life insurers to stop using genetic test results to assess applicants' risk.

Reading and Math Genes

Reading and math capabilities may have the same genetic influences.

Not Too Natural, Now

Guidelines from the US Patent and Trademark Office say patentable inventions must be "significantly different" from natural products.

Microbiome Change Points

Bistable bacteria in the gut microbiome may present "tipping elements," researchers say.

No-Go for Scripps, USC

The proposed merger between the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Southern California has been scuttled.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: TARBP2 role in breast cancer metastasis, and more.

Let It Out

US senators urge the release of a draft guidance on laboratory-developed tests.

Smallpox Unsecured

Smallpox samples were found sitting unsecured at a government lab storeroom.

An NCATS Drug Candidate Moves On

A drug candidate has emerged from the US National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: DecoRNAi to limit off-target effects, approach to uncover somatic mutations in tumor samples, and more.

Leader of the Biotech Pack

With various incentives, cities and states vie to be leaders in biotech.

Alzheimer's Predictions

Researchers report a set of proteins that can predict Alzheimer's disease progression.

Ending the Odyssey

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network aims to solve medical mysteries, the Los Angeles Times says.