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Tom Daschle, the former senator from South Dakota, is President-elect Obama's choice to head up the health and human services department. There, according to the New York Times, he will bring a "kind of moral passion to the campaign for universal coverage. Health care, he says, is rationed on 'the worst possible criteria: one's ability to pay or one's health condition.'"

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In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.

Clinicians look to fold non-medical data into algorithms to predict patients' health, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Connecticut's biotech investment is leading to the building of labs to house new startups, the Associated Press reports.

Craig Venter's Health Nucleus aims to change preventive medicine, according to the Robb Report.