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A man in Alaska has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against FamilyTree DNA, a genetic genealogy service, according to Ars Technica.

The plaintiff, Michael Cole, alleges that after buying a genetic testing kit and joining an online forum for people doing genealogy research, the results of his DNA test and personal information became publicly available on the Internet and were disclosed to a third-party ancestry company.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

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