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Francis Collins and the Secrets of Personalized Medicine

Francis Collins' new book, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine, came out yesterday. His home town is proud: Staunton's News Leader reports that people there have had been inquiring about the book in advance. The owner of a local bookshop, Ron Ramsey, says he isn't surprised since he still sells copies of Collins' first book. According to the Harper Collins, the new book "describes the medical, scientific, and genetic revolution that is currently unlocking the secrets of 'personalized medicine,' and offers practical advice on how to utilize these discoveries for you and your family's current and future health and well-being."

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.