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New Privacy Coalition

Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

NatGeo will continue to conduct research using its database, which includes data on roughly a million individuals.

The Israeli online genealogy company recently expanded its ancestry genetic testing offering to include health information.

Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results.

 At-home genetic tests can uncover family secrets and lead those who uncover them to seek out support groups, the Boston Globe reports.

The revelation that Family Tree DNA has been working with law enforcement has some worried about a negative impact on the industry.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

With ever more data in hand, providers are seeking to enhance their services, providing more detailed ancestry estimates while introducing new offerings around genetic traits and health.

Choices, Not Genes

A new study finds a limited influence of genetics on human longevity, Stat News reports.

We'll Try the Radio

Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.