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'Now They Have Your DNA…'

On Bertalan Meskó's post about Time magazine naming 23andMe one of the best inventions of 2008, a commenter, Helen Wallace, left a snarky poem. Meskó reposted it here. A quick stanza for your rhyming pleasure:

Some of it will be plain wrong
Or else you knew it all along:
But you can bet they'll make it pay
Now they have your DNA.

 

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.