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University of Cambridge researchers found that people who learned their genetic risk of developing diabetes did not have increased motivation to make lifestyle changes.

'Modern Snake Oil'

Some alternative healthcare practitioners are providing remedies based on genetic variants, Britt Marie Hermes writes at Forbes.

No Secret Identity

At the Guardian, Samantha Gillison writes that she took a DNA ancestry test and found she was exactly what she thought she was.

Researchers find that unnecessary genetic tests can cost millions of dollars, according to Stat News.

The firm said that business agreements with IBM, Ancestry, and others will help it stay on track in meeting commitments for the year.

Not Recommended

New Australian guidelines discourage people from seeking genetic testing on their own, the Guardian reports.

The materials will be based on SeraCare's Seraseq PGS materials, which consist of quantitated fetal DNA derived from trophoblast cells from either confirmed trisomies or normal pregnancies.

This year, the vast majority of assays the Belgian company facilitates will be non-invasive prenatal testing, which it only started offering in 2013.

Urged to Amend

Stat News reports that there's muted opposition to the Kuwaiti DNA database law.

Under the Color Family Testing Program, family members of patients who tested positive for a gene on Color's hereditary cancer test can be tested for $50.


In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.