No Average People

For personalized medicine to continue its advance toward treating patients based on their unique genetic needs, clinicians and scientists are going to have to get over thinking of people in terms of averages, CDC's Muin Khoury says.

Khoury, director of CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics, in his blog highlight's a recent tweet from Eric Topol, which took to task an article offering information about "your odds for cancer.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.