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MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
Catherine Offord | Jun 6, 2018
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.
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Catherine Offord | Jun 5, 2018
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.
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
Ashley Yeager | Apr 27, 2018
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.
Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2018
The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the
gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
Study Finds Inaccuracies in 40 Percent of DTC Genetic Testing Results
Shawna Williams | Mar 28, 2018
An analysis of 49 patient samples finds high proportions of false positives and misinterpretation.
First Direct-to-Consumer BRCA Test Authorized by FDA
Kerry Grens | Mar 6, 2018
The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.
DNA Analysis Paints New Picture of 10,000-Year-Old Briton
Shawna Williams | Feb 7, 2018
“Cheddar Man” had dark hair and blue eyes, a sequencing analysis suggests.
Foundation Medicine’s Cancer Gene Test Gains FDA and CMS Approval
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services propose covering the test with Medicare.
Opinion: Get to Know Why People Openly Share Genomic Data
Tobias Haeusermann | May 9, 2017
It’s not only about health but also about exploring ancestry and contributing to science.