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In Science this week, a team led by Whitehead Institute researchers reports that some volunteers who donate genome sequence information can be identified using publicly available information, raising privacy concerns. By profiling short tandem repeats on the Y chromosome and mining recreational genetic genealogy databases, the investigators show that surnames can be recovered from personal genomes.

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Elsevier and a Norwegian consortium come to a "read-and-publish" agreement, according to Nature News.

Researchers in France have explored the genetic history of the blue cheese mold, Forbes reports.

The South China Morning Post reports eight genetic testing firms in Hong Kong are under scrutiny for potentially misleading consumers.

In Science this week: platform to diagnose genetic disease in children, lung disease-causing genetic mutation corrected in mice, and more.