DTC genetic testing

The Shenzhen-based company offers personal genomics services in China that are similar to those provided by 23andMe, Ancestry, and Helix in the US.

What You Might Learn

The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

To Worry or Not?

Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher warns in a New York Times op-ed that more people are going to need help figuring out what their consumer genetic testing results mean.

Privacy, Privacy

Fortune discusses consumer genetic testing companies' privacy policies.

In an editorial, the Washington Post calls on Congress to develop privacy standards to govern genetic testing companies.

The protocol could lead to greater regulatory harmonization in Europe, where every country has its own national legislation covering genetic testing.

To Build the Database

In an opinion piece at the Guardian, Adam Rutherford consumer genetic testing customers realize they are the product.

Inside Edition reports that people are now hosting parties where they learn what breed their dogs are based on genetic testing.

Under a new partnership, Finnish DTC testing company Negen will send its raw genetic test data to BC Platforms to aid in reporting test results to clinicians.

Indian DTC genomics company Mapmygenome has enlisted Israel-based Digital DNAtix to move its interpretation and personalized medicine services to a blockchain.

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The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.