Aetna last month began offering confidential telephone and web-based genetic counseling services for cancer patients belonging to plans that cover genetic testing.
 
The service for breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancer is the latest example of why the national insurer, which covers nearly 15 million lives, is considered in the industry to be a pioneer in the area of genomics-based personalized-medicine policies.
 

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.