Not Keeping Up

ProPublica writes that the New England Journal of Medicine may not be keeping up with the times.

Cepheid's Xpert MTB/RIF test received a vote of confidence for its ability to diagnose TB and rifampicin resistance in remote and resource-poor regions of the world, according to the results of a New England Journal of Medicine study.

Findings in a NEJM study this week challenged previously reported data that alleles in the CYP2C19 gene can limit how certain carriers of the polymorphisms respond to Plavix.

Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.