No holiday break for the flow of sad news from New Jersey's spectacularly mismanaged UMDNJ research hospital. Among the latest, a brand new $110 million cancer center sitting almost empty for lack of operating funds.
A medical team serving in Libya has been handed the death penalty as a judge ruled that they deliberately infected children with HIV -- despite a Nature paper showing that the defendants couldn't have committed the crime.
Companies say that genetic testing can be used as the basis for a personalized diet designed to protect you against your own genetic vulnerabilities. In the UK, a team is looking into these claims and wondering whether regulation is needed as nutrigenomics gears up.
No big surprise here: a series of trials claim that pharmas downplayed adverse effects of popular drugs. Is this is a harbinger of lawsuits to come as people find more knowledge in genomic and proteomic data?