The evidence-based "Choosing Wisely" suggestions are meant to facilitate conversation between doctors and patients about unnecessary and wasteful interventions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Utah Department of Medicine has been awarded $16 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund interdisciplinary studies that delve into the molecular and cellular causes of blood clots.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today announced it has received confirmation of Medicare coverage for its clopidogrel response test.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autogenomics today said that it has received regulatory approval in Canada to market its Infiniti Pharmacogenomic testing system.

The test, built on the company's VeraCode technology, is for Factor V and Factor II.

Little State, Big Dreams


The Delaware Biotechnology Institute was started with economic development in mind, but the scientists who call it home say it's been a significant boon to their own research.

The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.