This Week in the Medical Journals | GenomeWeb

In JAMA this week, US researchers report a systematic review of the benefits and harms of CT screening for lung cancer. The team reviewed the available literature and found evidence in one large study of 53,454 patients that suggests that CT screening results in significantly fewer lung cancer deaths. About 20 percent of individuals screened had positive results requiring some follow-up, and about 1 percent of individual had lung cancer, the team says.

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In Science this week: global genetic diversity map, and more.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics identifies ethical questions to explore surrounding genome editing.

In a blog post, Brigham and Women's Hospital's Robert Green discusses "predispositional personal genome sequencing."

Stat News reports that there's muted opposition to the Kuwaiti DNA database law.