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Online discussion of scientific research articles is lacking, DrugMonkey says. Authors' interpretations of their data are only a "starting point" in science, which "proceeds best when we collaborate with our data, our ideas, our interpretations and our conclusions," he says. But there hasn't really been an appropriate online forum for researchers to discuss one another's work.

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The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.