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More women in Northern Ireland are seeking genetic testing for breast cancer risk, BBC News reports. It says more than 2,000 women in Northern Ireland have undergone BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing, an increase of 10 percent in 10 years, and that that's at a higher level than in England.

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Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

A group of statisticians wants to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.