At a conference on personalized medicine last month, an official from Aetna maintained that there is little evidence to suggest that pharmacogenomic strategies reduce healthcare costs.
 
“If you want people to consume [genomic medicine], if you say there is value, then you have to demonstrate value,” Joanne Armstrong, Aetna’s senior medical director, said at a conference in Boston hosted by the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics.
 

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.