NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Food and Drug Administration today cautioned patients and healthcare providers against changing treatments based on results from pharmacogenetic tests with unproven indications that the agency hasn't approved for marketing.

The FDA further indicated it is looking into companies selling PGx testing for unapproved uses and may take compliance action against these firms.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.