NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Almost seven years after the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was signed into law, it has only been cited in a limited number of cases and remains largely unknown to the majority of the US population, while concerns about gaps in its coverage and fear of discrimination persist, according to a Perspective article in The New England Journal of Medicine this week.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.

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