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Back in August, six Harvard University medical researchers were poisoned after they drank coffee spiked with sodium azide, reports the Associated Press this week. Sodium azide is a common preservative. The researchers, who worked in the pathology department, complained of dizziness and ringing ears and one person passed out. They were all sent to the emergency room and were eventually released.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.