Informed Medical Decisions

"Inherited Health's comprehensive library and proprietary risk assessment tools will allow Informed Medical Decisions to offer our patients more options for personalizing their healthcare and sharing valuable information with their family," CEO David Nixon said in a statement.

23andMe customers can choose from two levels of counseling — one for those seeking general information, and one for a more detailed review of their family and medical history or if their genetic tests suggest potentially serious implications.

Responding to an HHS committee's request for comment on its educational and marketing practices, Myriad maintained that urging doctors to conduct genetic counseling in house instead of referring patients to a genetic counselor is legally sound, follows professional medical societies' standards, and accommodates the shortage of cancer genetics professionals.

The online consumer genetics company will offer Informed Medical Decisions' telephone counseling services.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.