NEW YORK, Dec 28 – Science may have declared the sequencing of the human genome the top scientific advance of 2000, but Biography is honoring the achievements of the personalities behind the accomplishment.

Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Craig Venter, president and CSO of Celera Genomics, share the top spot in the annual Biography Magazine Biographies of the Year, the magazine announced Thursday.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.