The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments in Maryland v. King concerning whether obtaining DNA samples from people as they are arrested violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. In The Nation, Jason Silverstein writes that a factor beyond privacy comes into play with the collection of DNA samples upon a person's arrest.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.