Seems many are speaking up about the attempt of New York and California to restrict personal genetic testing. Over at The Personal Genome, Jason Bobe calls the cease-and-desist letters a form of "biocensorship," while an editorial in Nature Biotechnology wonders how personalized medicine is to advance if the current state of medicine isn't changed.

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