At his Personal Genome blog, Jason Bobe compares the consumer genomics field to the personal computing industry by way of explaining his prediction that as many as 50 million people will have their genome sequenced by 2015. While Bobe makes it clear that there's no good evidence for that number, from GTO's perspective, it still sounds mighty optimistic.

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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.