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The American Medical Association has written a letter to FDA ahead of the regulatory body's meeting on DTC genetic testing next month, asking that the panel recommend that genetic testing be used "under the most limited circumstances," and under the "supervision" of a licensed medical professional.

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

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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