At the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog, Sarah Rubenstein wonders why Howard Dean is a long-shot choice for the Health and Human Services top job. She says that Dean's problem is not his credentials -- he's doctor who as governor of Vermont revamped the state's health insurance system -- but rather his personality conflicts.

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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.