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Too Much Information?

USA Today takes a look at the rapid uptake of chromosomal microarrays for prenatal testing, noting that while the approach can detect more genetic abnormalities than current methods like karyotyping, the significance of many of these variants is often unknown.

"Our capacity to test and our capacity to make sense of the results are not well-aligned," Rachel Grob, the author of a book on prenatal and neonatal genetic testing, tells the paper.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

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