You may have spent the past few months thinking that companies like 23andMe or Navigenics would be a flash in the pan. But thanks to articles in major newspapers as well as video interviews all over the Internet, by now even your great-aunt Sally knows what personal genomics is. Here's a look at what all the hubbub is about.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.