Millionaire Dan Stoicescu became Knome's first customer, forking over $350,000 to have his genome sequenced, according to this New York Times article. "As the cost of genome sequencing goes from stratospheric to merely very expensive, it is piquing the interest of a new clientele," the story says.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.