Here's an interesting post from the Personal Genome blog, in which Jason Bobe discusses the surge of new ethical questions arising as next-gen medicine picks up steam. Referring to it as "Medical ethics 2.0" and comparing some of the changes to the better-known Web 2.0, Bobe's post goes through topics including family medical histories and practitioners' duty to warn patients or their families about outcomes of genetic testing.

 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.