NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — In a 1989 piece in Rolling Stone about "the Net" and its future impact on everyday lives, science fiction writer William Gibson avoided making any sweeping predictions. "As to what … [the Internet] will actually be able to do for you one day, my best bet is that the words for it haven't been invented yet," he offered. Today, this is as much as can be wagered about the influence genomics might have on medical advancements, the ability to predict and prevent disease, and the capability to live healthier lives.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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