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San Diego's Scripps Translational Science Institute will conduct the first study to assess whether people taking genetic tests will change their behavior, says this article in SciAm. Scripps will offer its 10,000 employees, family members, and friends of the nonprofit Scripps Health system Navigenics' genetic test, and changes in behavior will be assessed over a 20-year period. The study will be led by Eric Topol, director at Scripps.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

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