More of Arlington to be checked
Army investigators could find many more unmarked or unidentified graves as they widen their investigation into Arlington National Cemetery, a process that could take months as a new leadership team takes over the vaunted cemetery, officials said Friday. An investigation by the Army's inspector general found more than 200 unmarked or misidentified graves that were the result of dated and sloppy record-keeping and poor management. Veterans and the families of fallen service members have reacted with outrage, and spokeswoman Kaitlin Horst said 100 people phoned in the first two hours Friday. A call center to address concerns about burials has been set up: (703) 607-8199.
Personal gene tests need FDA review
Personal genetic tests now being sold by five companies require regulatory review, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The tests should be reviewed under the process used for medical devices, the FDA said in letters released Friday to 23andMe Inc., DeCode Genetics Inc., Illumina Inc., Navigenics and Knome Inc. Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, said May 13 it wouldn't go forward with plans to sell a gene test after the FDA said the product required review as a medical device. The agency is concerned patients may take actions based on inaccurate or inconclusive results.
Google denies using private WiFi data
Google Inc. is telling lawmakers that it never dissected or used any of the information that it collected while gathering data about public WiFi networks in more than 30 countries. In a letter to three key members of the House Commerce Committee, Pablo Chavez, Google's director of public policy, apologized for collecting fragments of e-mails, search requests and other online activities over unencrypted WiFi networks. The company got the information while photographing neighborhoods for its "Street View" mapping feature.