Not Private, Private

Genetic testing information is often not as private as consumers think it is, writes Peter Pitts, president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and former associate commissioner at the US Food and Drug Administration, at Forbes.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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