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From products that say they will give you younger-looking skin to genome sequencing, scientists are worried about a backlash from consumers, reports the Boston Globe. "Some of these companies have cribbed from our sheets about where we hope to be going, and they've turned that into their business plans for where we are now," says Harvard Medical School's Isaac Kohane. NHGRI's Gregory Feero adds that "there's likely to be this sort of let-down about how useful this information is in the near term."

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.