KFC at The Physics arXiv Blog says that, as genome sequencing becomes less expensive, many people in the developed world will be able to afford it, and the benefits of genome sequencing for patients are already apparent. But there are concerns about how to keep that information private, just like there are over any other medical record.

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

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