One of the biggest stumbling blocks facing pharmacogenomics is getting insurance companies to realize the value of genetic testing and agree to foot the bill. That challenge is at the heart of this article from the San Jose Mercury News.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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