Last week, the Harvard Medical School-Partners Health Care Center for Genetics and Genomics announced that it will embark on a large-scale genotyping study to find genetic risk factors for atherosclerosis. The study will analyze DNA from 1,200 women using Affymetrix’s GeneChip 500K Human Mapping arrays under an early-access program. The samples come from the Women’s Health Study, an ongoing 10-year NIH-funded study of cardiovascular events with 38,000 women participating.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.