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My Genes Say What?

NBC News health writer Maggie Fox shares insights and experiences centered around her foray into direct-to-consumer genetic testing, focusing on spit kits from 23andMe, Vitagene, Helix, and Orig3n.

From a detailed, research-heavy 23andMe report, for example, Fox learned that she may be less prone to weight gain — but likely still susceptible to clogged arteries — when wolfing down high-saturated fat foods.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.