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The unusual way police caught the Golden State Killer suspect

Police reportedly used data from GEDMatch, a genealogy research site where users upload genealogical and genetic information, to help identify the man suspected of being the notorious Golden State Killer. That site, which provides tools for people to conduct their own searches against uploaded data, said in a statement that it wasn’t aware of the … Continue reading “The unusual way police caught the Golden State Killer suspect”

The unusual way police caught the Golden State Killer suspect
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Genes, not hormones, are probably to blame for extreme morning sickness

A new study led by researchers at UCLA in conjunction with 23andMe claims to have found genes that increase the risk in extreme nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The condition, also known as hyperemesis gravidarum, plagues 2% of pregnant women. The biotech giant studied two groups: 1,300 women with the most severe form of morning … Continue reading “Genes, not hormones, are probably to blame for extreme morning sickness”

Genes, not hormones, are probably to blame for extreme morning sickness
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23andMe has received FDA approval for a genetic cancer risk test

The company has announced that it has officially received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to begin selling a direct-to-consumer testing kit for genes linked to some types of cancer, reports TechCrunch. The testing kit will look test for tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2–genes that are linked to higher risk of ovarian, breast, and … Continue reading “23andMe has received FDA approval for a genetic cancer risk test”

23andMe has received FDA approval for a genetic cancer risk test
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