Discover magazine offers a Q&A with Leon Kass, who served as chairman of the bioethics council charged with advising US President George W. Bush on "such hot-button issues as stem cell research and cloning," the article says. While it may send shivers down your spine to read an interview with someone who "still employs the term bastard to describe the children of unwed parents," it's worth a few minutes to get inside his head.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

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.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

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