The new FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg will be giving up much of her income, reports the Wall Street Journal. Along with her husband, Peter Fitzhugh Brown, Hamburg made $10 million last year, mainly from Brown's hedge fund holdings and stocks (as FDA chief, she'll bring in $150,000).

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.