Recently, Gail Javitt, law and policy director of the Genetics & Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University, testified before the US Food and Drug Administration on the topic of genetic diagnostics. Genome Technology’s Meredith Salisbury caught up with Javitt to find out more.

Genome Technology: What is the Genetics & Public Policy Center, and what does it mean to be the law and policy director there?

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

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