DTC in the UK

In a guest post at Genomes Unzipped, Cardiff University PhD student Teresa Finlay says that the debate over the utility and safety of direct-to-consumer genetic testing shows how important it is to have good research on the "motivations and actions" of potential customers.

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The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

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