Jeremy Hunt, the UK health secretary, announced a new governmental agency to push for personalized medicine, the Guardian reports. Genomics England, as the new organization is called, is to oversee the mapping of 100,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases, the BBC adds.
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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.
India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.