Miami or Bust


The story of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine actually began at Duke University, where the institute's director, Margaret Pericak-Vance, was formerly the director of Duke's Center for Human Genetics. But the crack in the dam that led to Pericak-Vance and a slew of other genomics researchers making the move to Florida began when cardiovascular genomicist Pascal Goldschmidt left his position as chair of Duke's medical school to head up the med school at the University of Miami.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.

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