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Shine, a Yahoo! blog, chats with Rebecca Nagy, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, about the criteria women should use to determine whether they should be tested for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.