Originally published Oct. 3.
"We need to improve our understanding of the safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapy as it applies to individual patients and patient subsets," the agency states in a report released this week.
Leaders from the two government bodies will partner to help FDA bring its regulations up to speed with technological and scientific advancements.
FDA has included personalized medicine among several research areas to which it plans to apply "the bulk" of its $25 million FY 2011 budget increase designated for regulatory science initiatives.
Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.
An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.
The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.
In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.