Scaring the Ghosts

Ed Silverman at Pharmalot says that NIH has responded to reports of NIH-funded investigators using ghostwriting firms by strengthening a conflict of interest rule, but he adds that move might not be going far enough.

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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.