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Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker "has also become something of a scientific guinea pig," says a Technology Review blog post. Pinker is a member of George Church's Personal Genome Project and now has also taken the new Counsyl test for prospective parents — Pinker is a scientific advisor to the company. He and his wife Rebecca Goldstein found that they are both carriers for a mutation linked to familial dysautonomia, a Mendelian disorder of the nervous system.

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CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

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