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Privacy, Privacy

Fortune discusses consumer genetic testing companies' privacy policies.

And That's It

Business Insider reports that a three-year partnership between Ancestry and Calico has ended.

A number of consumer genetic testing companies are adopting best practice guidelines for customer privacy, the Washington Post reports.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

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.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.