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A Genetics Gaffe

In a letter to Nature published in last week's print edition, Michael Eisen at the University of California, Berkeley, points out that DNA molecule illustration adorning the journal's September 9 cover is twisted backwards. "It could not escape my notice that your cover … is dominated by a DNA molecule with a pronounced left-handed helical twist," Eisen writes.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

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