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A few thousand patients from the Cleveland Clinic will be the first to have their medical records stored by Google, reports the New York Times. The Cleveland Clinic says it teamed up with Google for this pilot project so that its patients could "easily access and manage their own health information." But critics point out that, as a third-party service, Google is not covered by privacy laws such as HIPAA.

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Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.

Retraction Watch reports that a series of tweets led to expression of concern for a PLOS Genetics paper, a move the paper's authors disagree with.

Researchers have sequenced pumas from North and South America to enable better identification of inbreeding, Cosmos magazine reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ways to find cell death or proliferation signatures, Han Chinese population genome database, and more.