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DTC genetic testing

The Boston-based company offers a DNA test for dogs that it said can provide information on breed, ancestry, health, and disease risk.

Eat Right?

The AP's Candace Choi writes that the diet and nutrition advice she received from two direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms was broad.

Ambry researchers recently published a study suggesting that roughly 40 percent of genetic variants reported in raw data from DTC genetic tests may be wrong.

The company shared details of its methods and results of some internal experiments but has been met with skepticism by members of the research community.

23andMe is now offering a type 2 diabetes risk test, according to MIT's Technology Review.

No Spit Needed

The Atlantic reports on a new satirical media company that's launched a parody of a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company.

Under Lock and Key?

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on genetic privacy and the use of DNA databases by law enforcement.

 At-home genetic tests can uncover family secrets and lead those who uncover them to seek out support groups, the Boston Globe reports.

Gencove, a New York Genome Center spinout, will provide its low-pass sequencing solution to Onegevity's multi-omic artificial intelligence platform and services. 

NPE Support

Fox10 in Phoenix reports on a Facebook-based support group for people who learn through direct-to-consumer genetic testing that a parent isn't a biological parent.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.