This week, researchers at Harvard Medical School's Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory released two free iPad applications, available on iTunes, intended to help clinicians assess diabetes risk and improve treatment compliance in patients with the disease.

Gil Alterovitz, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics, told BioInform that he and colleagues developed the apps to provide a standardized method of communicating clinical and genetic information to physicians, caregivers, and patients .

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.