You learn the scientific method in elementary school. You make an observation, which leads to a hypothesis. You test the hypothesis by gathering data and then accept, reject, or refine the hypothesis, which then leads to the development of new theories and observations that set the cycle off again.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.