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Jorge Leon has joined the medical advisory board at CytoCore, and his consulting firm, Leomics Associates, will be its consultant, the molecular diagnostics company said last week.

Leon was one of the founders of the molecular diagnostic and applied genomics business at Quest Diagnostics where he served as vice president of applied genomics. He holds a PhD in cellular and molecular biology.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.