In a recent Journal of Participatory Medicine paper, DIYgenomics founder Melanie Swan and her colleagues propose "citizen science genomics as a model for crowdsourced preventive medicine research." By combining personal genomic data with clinical biomarker data, Swan et al.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.