'World's largest' database for cancer genomes unveiled; AT&T, VRI team to boost remote chronic care;

> A new database set to hold cancer genomes for 10,000 people is being described as the world's largest, according to a ScienceInsider article. Known as the Cancer Genomics Hub, the database was built by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and will hold raw sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Article

> Medicare patients with heart valve damage will now be covered for transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this week. According to CMS, the decision is a cooperative effort among itself, the Food and Drug Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to provide increased access to treatment for patients. Announcement

> AT&T and nurse-staffed telemonitoring provider Valued Relationships Inc. are collaborating to connect chronic care patients and their caregivers more efficiently, the companies announced this week. VRI will be in charge of monitoring patients with conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and congestive heart failure around the clock, and will notify caregivers if an intervention is needed. The partnership aims to reduce hospital readmissions. Announcement

And Finally... This guy must have really needed money if he couldn't even afford a proper mask. Article