In the British Medical Journal this week, German researchers led by Ingrid Mühlhauser report that using a brochure that contained evidence-based risk information about colorectal cancer screening led to more informed choices by participants. In this randomized, controlled study, the 1,577 participants either received the standard leaflet from the German colorectal cancer screening program or the evidence-based risk information brochure and two optional interactive Internet modules.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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