Glass Diagnostics

It appears that there may be uses for Google Glass beyond wearing them to attract mates and to make everyone not wearing them feel like outsiders.

In what amounts to a teaser for how Glass and similar tools may one day be used in medicine, an inventive group of UCLA scientists have worked up an app that uses the space-age specs to make it much faster and easier to get the results of medical diagnostic tests.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.