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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.

New Scientist reports that FamilyTreeDNA is offering customers a new way to opt out of allowing the FBI to access their data.

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

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Family Tree DNA is providing the FBI access to its genealogy database to investigate violent crimes, according to BuzzFeed News.

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.

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

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

With the rollout of Insitome's first app, consumers have the chance to explore their heritage in a new context that could reshape the ancestry testing market.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.