Steven Soderbergh says he really wanted to get the science right when making Contagion, the forthcoming Hollywood movie that chronicles a global pandemic resulting from the intercontinental outbreak of an unknown virus. "I don't know how you could make a film about a subject like this without wanting it to be accurate," Soderbergh tells The New York Times this week.

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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.