Whole-genome testing is likely to do more harm than good, write the University of Washington's Wylie Burke and Dartmouth Medical School's Gilbert Welch in an op-ed appearing in the Los Angeles Times.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

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