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Alex Azar, the new nominee to be secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, made millions of dollars while a pharmaceutical executive, according to the Associated Press.

President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Azar last week on Twitter, saying that Azar would "be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices."

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.