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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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.
Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.
In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.
Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.