Navigenics has added five new health conditions to its genetic screening test panel and improved its screening tests for Alzheimer’s disease, the company announced this week.

Navigenics' $2,500 Health Compass service, launched in 2007 to screen for the genetic risk of 23 conditions, now screens for five additional health conditions: deep vein thrombosis, hemochromatosis, lactose intolerance, melanoma, and sarcoidosis.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

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