Seeking to pioneer a new business model of offering online, direct-to-consumer genomic analysis, Navigenics and 23andMe have each developed new IT tools and informatics workflow methods to analyze customer DNA, present the results, and keep clients updated on the evolving links between genetics and disease. 
 

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.