NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – When President Barack Obama included over $1 billion in the federal stimulus spending bill in February to study which healthcare treatments are most beneficial for most patients and most cost-effective, he signaled that comparative effectiveness research likely will be part of his administration's effort to change the healthcare system.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.