DTC genetic testing

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Already Used

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

MyHeritage experienced a data breach in which all of its users' email addresses were exposed, according to Stat News.

Makers of genetic health risk tests will only need one FDA review before commercializing tests, with some exceptions.

NPR conducted a poll that asked people in the US about genetic testing to find that about a third have considered it.

Curiosity and Privacy

Popular Science looks into the data direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies share and how customers can opt out.

Make Sense of It All

The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

Abilities of Water?

A genetic counselor sent in a blank sample for analysis by a genetic testing company and writes at The DNA Exchange that she received a report back.

Bailey the Superdog

An NBC Chicago reporter submitted his and his dog's DNA for testing with a number of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies.

Pages

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.