executive compensation

Based on proxy statements from most of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index, CEO compensation for 2012 averaged more than $4.8 million, up from a little less than $4.5 million in 2011.

More than half of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index lowered their CEO compensation last year from 2008, but a small number of companies dramatically increased theirs, raising the overall average paid out by the companies to $4.3 million.

Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.