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Dartmouth's Gilbert Welch and UW's Wylie Burke teamed up to write an opinion piece in today's Newsday about the merits of consumer genomics. Though it sounds promising, they say the tests don't provide definitive information, especially about treatment. "We need more research, not pricey genomic scans. Until then, save your money, and spare your health," they write.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

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Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.