In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe talks about the occasional "perverse incentives" in oncology drug development. Lowe references an article from 2007 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology written by an investor, Tony Fiorino, who talks about the motives behind oncology research at large pharmaceutical companies versus small biotech start-ups.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.