Personal genomics, says Deepak Singh, may motivate people to learn more about genetics as well as themselves. He points to Kevin, a blogger who had his genome sequenced and who then learned more about the genetic basis of diseases, and then wonders if Kevin or others like him would be moved to learn about genome-wide association studies.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

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The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.