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The New York Times' John Tierney boils the two recent studies evaluating direct-to-consumer gene scan outcomes down to that "most people say they’ll pay for genetic tests even if the predictions are sometimes wrong, and most people don't seem to be traumatized even when they receive bad news." Tierney adds:

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Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

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