Rosie Redfield at RRResearch has announced the launch of ScienceLeaks, a blog that aims to circumvent publishers' paywalls and "serve[s] as a clearing house, providing links to the papers people want to read." Altruistic ScienceLeaks contributors can fulfill posters' paper requests by providing a direct link to a requested article PDF, Redfield explains, though she adds that "this is just a stopgap solution." In the future, she ai

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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.