Texas high-school student Shree Bose won the top prize in the first Google Science Fair this year for discovering a mechanism of drug resistance in ovarian cancer, says Scientific American's John Matson. The 17-year-old Shree investigated the connection between the AMP-activated protein kinase in ovarian cancer and the cancer's resistance mechanisms, particularly to the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, Matson says.

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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.

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