Science Insider and the Wall Street Journal's health blog are both speculating about the possibility that Nobel laureate Harold Varmus — former director of the National Institutes of Health — will soon be named director of the National Cancer Institute.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

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