Using funding from Google.org's Predict and Prevent Initiative, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School have launched HealthMap, a website that aggregates information from sources like Google News, WHO, and online discussion groups to track disease outbreaks.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more