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It's the obvious next step in direct-to-consumer genomics: social networking. Technology Review reports that 23andMe "is about to unveil a new social-networking service that allows customers to compare their DNA." The article quotes George Church as saying, "I think the idea of social networking has untapped potential."

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A group of statisticians want to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.