Ahead of spending review, UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid has hired consultants to examine where cuts to the research budget should be made, a move that worries Richard Grant, as he writes at the Guardian's Occam's Corner blog.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.