Mistrust Lingers

For some African Americans, genetic testing brings up past problems of participating in medical research, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Alondra Nelson, a sociology professor at Columbia University, tells the paper there's been a history of "scientific racism" — notably the Tuskegee syphilis experiment in the US — and because of that, she says, "[t]he mistrust never goes away."

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.