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Testing Little Johnny

A recent entry on 23andMe's blog, the Spittoon, in which Joanna Mountain recounts getting her children's test results, spurred Genetic Future's Daniel MacArthur to discuss the ethics of direct-to-consumer genetic testing of children.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

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