BOSTON (GenomeWeb News) – A panel at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting today discussed whether researchers have an obligation to return results, particularly so-called incidental findings, from genetic studies to research participants.

There is, the participants noted, an increasingly fuzzy distinction between research and clinical work, especially as it concerns next-generation sequencing studies.

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The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.

In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.