Not What It's For

The European Society of Human Genetics is condemning the use of genetic testing to establish "ethnic purity," as was suggested by a member of the Hungarian far-right Jobbik party. In a press release, ESHG says that Hungarian genetic testing company Nagy Gén scanned 18 positions in a member of parliament's genome for variants that are supposedly characteristic of Roma and Jewish origins to prove that he does not have Roma or Jewish roots.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.