In what could become a significant step forward for proteomic researchers and tool vendors, a senior Food and Drug Administration official last week suggested that the agency's Voluntary Genomic Data Submission guidance should be updated to include proteomic and other kinds of biomarker data.

Larry Lesko, director of the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told participants at the Drug Information Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia last week that it may be time for the agency to "rethink" the VGDS program.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.