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A security researcher found the email addresses and encrypted passwords of more than 92 million users of the genealogy site on a private server outside the company.

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Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.

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DNA from a relative of the suspect submitted to the site GEDmatch gave investigators just enough information to identify him, but the process raises privacy concerns.

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image: Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

By Diana Kwon | April 13, 2018

The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.

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Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.

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An analysis of 49 patient samples finds high proportions of false positives and misinterpretation.

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The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.

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image: DNA Analysis Paints New Picture of 10,000-Year-Old Briton

DNA Analysis Paints New Picture of 10,000-Year-Old Briton

By Shawna Williams | February 7, 2018

“Cheddar Man” had dark hair and blue eyes, a sequencing analysis suggests.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services propose covering the test with Medicare. 

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image: Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data

Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data

By Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017

It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.

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