Getting into the Game

As our sister publications Pharmacogenomics Reporter and In Sequence report, Illumina has gotten into the personal genome-sequencing game. For $48,000 Illumina will sequence someone's genome, using its Genome Analyzer II, and provided that person has a prescription.

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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

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