Pundits expect the US House of Representatives to get back to a bill endorsing broader federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells, according to this article from Scientific American. It could be voted on as early as tomorrow, with the Senate following shortly thereafter.

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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.