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There are about 75,000 genetics tests on the market, and doctors have no idea what to do with them all, says The Verge. Indeed, a recent study of primary care docs in New York showed that only 14 percent of them were comfortable interpreting results from genetic tests.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.