This Week in Science

Stem cell researchers Chad Cowan, Douglas Melton, and Alan Trounson joined Jeanne Loring in issuing statements against the University of Wisconsin's three human stem cell patents, says a Science news story.

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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.