Because she was adopted at a very young age, Marie Tae McDermott writes at the New York Times Well blog that she doesn't know much about her family medical history. She can't say, for instance, whether breast cancer runs in her family.
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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.
A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.
Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.
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