NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Several months after the launch of a handful of consumer genomics firms, the medical establishment has fired a volley in what could become a debate between companies trying to bring the genome into the home and physicians trying to treat these newly armed patients.
 
Testing services from companies like 23andMe, Navigenics, Knome, and DeCode Genetics are “premature attempts at popularizing genetic testing,” according to an opinion article in yesterday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.