In their efforts to make personalized medicine a reality, university hospital systems are establishing databases that integrate 'omics data and clinical information. In October, the Georgetown University Medical Center's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center made its bioinformatic contribution to this trend by launching the Georgetown Database of Cancer, which is intended to be a one-stop shop for both researchers and physicians. The new database will serve as a repository for all types of clinical and genetic cancer data, and will be easily accessible through a single Web portal.

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An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.