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The US Government Accountability Office recently released its findings from a sting conducted on several companies that sell direct-to-consumer genetic tests, finding that the results of such tests are often "of little or no practical use." But, writes Emily Singer in MIT's Technology Review, the most "shocking" findings come from a series of undercover phone calls made to 15 of these companies by GAO workers.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

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At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.