This Week in PNAS

In PNAS, there's no shortage of clinically oriented research. This paper from senior author Jeremy Nicholson and team use pharmacometabonomics to identify metabolic interactions in humans that depend on their microbiome; they urge an assessment of these microbial communities as "an integral part of pharmaceutical development and of personalized health care." Ian Wilson offers a commentary.

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The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

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.