On the heels of Angelina Jolie's revelation that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy, a Navigenics founder is taking aim at Myriad Genetics' price for its BRACAnalysis test.

In an op-ed piece appearing in the New York Times, David Agus also calls for legislative changes to bar healthcare companies from having monopolies on technologies that have life and death implications.

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An Australian study of personalized medicine has run into problems as it recruits patients.

In Science this week: mtDNA analysis give glimpse into decline of Neanderthals in Europe, and more.

The University of Arizona's Raina Maier writes that an understanding of the Earth's microbiome is needed.

The proposed Canadian budget emphasizes partnerships with industry, Nature News reports.