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The Personalized Medicine Coalition is urging its members to comment on how a draft methodology report from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute can better address comparative-effectiveness research involving molecularly targeted personalized treatments.

The Personalized Medicine Coalition has awarded Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, its 2011 Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has hired Steven Spielberg, director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, for the newly created position of deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco.

CMS is looking to hire expert personnel who can provide clinical support as it updates its clinical laboratory fee schedule for new and existing tests and analyzes new codes for molecular pathology tests.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.