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The research community is concerned about a last-minute amendment that legislators attached to a recently enacted newborn screening law, requiring state health departments to garner parental consent before using their babies' deidentified blood spots for scientific studies.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

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MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

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