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Norman Sharpless, the director of the National Cancer Institute, is to serve as the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, the New York Times reports. The current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, announced last week that he would be stepping down from his post as of next month.

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The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.

The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In Cell this week: small proteins identified among human microbiome, role for tumor microbes in pancreatic cancer survival, and more.