As investment in biomedical research has changed, investigators have become more competitive and focused on work that has a clinical application, Harold Varmus, the outgoing director of the US National Cancer Institute, tells the New York Times. Today is his last day at the agency.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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