NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A report offering recommendations on ways to address "concerns" about genetic and genomic tests that are marketed directly to consumers, including new oversight proposals and measures for ensuring their clinical and analytical validity and utility, may arrive at the Department of Health and Human Services by the end of the year.

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Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

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