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A team from Columbia University is carrying out a set of interviews and surveys they intend to use to create guidelines for acquiring informed consent from subjects of genomic sequencing studies for the return of "incidental," or secondary, findings.

The new FDA rule will require consent forms for medical device and drug trials to explain that data will be made public through an NIH website.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.