More Genomics Current Events Reading

Sage Bionetworks
Stephen Friend has published a short editorial/review on the Sage Commons Congress in the new journal Science Translational Medicine.  It connects Sage Bionetworks’ vision and mission with the activities of the April meeting.  Free access is available on the Sage Bionetworks News page.

Nature Biotechnology continues to follow new industry trends in its July 2010 issue.  Stephen Strauss contributed an article entitled, “Pharma Embraces Open Source Models” that highlights Sage’s progressive pharmaceutical partnerships.

DIY Genomics
The fledgling Direct to Consumer (DTC) genomics industry encountered a congressional tempest in Washington DC last week with the release of a highly critical GAO report and subsequent committee hearings.  The report is available on line and there are several insightful commentaries from National Public Radio, Natasha Singer in The New York Times, Dan Vorhaus, Daniel MacArthur and David Ewing Duncan in as well as a rebuttal from 23 and me.