Nuffield Council

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has released a number of recommendations for personalized medicine and consumer genomics testing in order to help the public avoid the possible pitfalls of genetic testing.

The Nuffield Council is seeking comments on whether direct-to-consumer genetic tests need to be regulated.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.