Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future blogs about a new "inquiry into personalised medicine" started by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, a British think tank. "Such inquiries seem to be popping up like mushrooms these days - for instance, the UK House of Lords has an inquiry into Genomic Medicine that I gather is due to report at some point in the next few weeks," he writes.

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DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

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