Ancestry.com

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The lawsuit alleges Ancestry infringes 23andMe's method of matching relatives and damages its reputation via misleading online marketing.

Bailey the Superdog

An NBC Chicago reporter submitted his and his dog's DNA for testing with a number of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies.

An unexpected Ancestry.com test result has led to a lawsuit against a retired obstetrician gynecologist, the Washington Post reports.

The health system hopes to pair the data with nearly three decades worth of electronic health records as well as medical histories provided by contributors.

Researchers constructed family trees with up to 13 million members from public genealogy profiles, but some disagree with their conclusions on the genetics of longevity.

American customers' interest in their genetic ancestry continues to be the primary driver of the consumer genomics market and shows no signs of diminishing. 

Kits as Gifts

Wired reports that AncestryDNA sold 1.5 million genetic testing kits this Black Friday.

New York Senator Charles Schumer cautions that genetic testing companies could sell consumers' genetic data, the New York Post reports.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.