Affordable Care Act's Impact on Cancer Research, Data Sharing Discussed at AACR Annual Meeting | GenomeWeb

NEW ORLEANS (GenomeWeb) – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has now been in effect for six years, during which time its effects on insurance premiums, US healthcare spending, and health outcomes have been studied and debated by various groups.

At the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in New Orleans this week, a panel of researchers discussed the law's provisions, as well as their impact on cancer research and prevention, and on sharing of information between researchers and between academia and industry.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.