Decode Genetics this year plans to encourage greater adoption of its suite of diagnostics that gauge patients’ risk of developing common diseases, according to CEO Kari Stefansson.
 
He said these tests, which will be marketed directly to consumers, will bring financial returns in the short term, while several genetically targeted drugs in its pipeline will foment long-term growth.
 

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.