A federal official tells CNN that DNA tests are being used to try to reunite migrant families that were separated at the southern US border. GenomeWeb adds that the tests have been ordered and performed by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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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.