Personal Touch

Personalized medicine is an "antidote to what is too often a mass approach to medicine," writes Mary Brophy Marcus at Al Jazeera America. Centers like the Mayo Clinic are turning to genetic information to better understand and treat patients whose type of disease is unknown or who have advanced cancer, she adds.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.