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With an ever growing number of genetic tests being marketed directly to consumers — check out this story in the Wall Street Journal that reports on Myriad Genetics’ breast-cancer-gene test seeing a 55% increase in sales after an $8 million advertising blitz — people are going to have to be even more discriminating.

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The American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.