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ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s remains may have been identified with new rapid DNA testing technology

On Sunday (October 27), President Donald Trump announced that US Special Operations forces had cornered Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the current ...
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‘Really tough decision’: What should doctors do when genetic testing reveals that dad isn’t the child’s biological father?

The child was critically ill. The treating team at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC, was stumped and worried that ...
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Length matters? DNA testing companies claim to assess stress, health and aging by measuring your telomeres

By determining length of your chromosome tips - also known as telomeres - testing companies claim to offer an insight ...
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How widespread genetic testing could change the way we live, treat disease

More than half of Icelanders have now had their precise genetic make-up sequenced and analysed. ... The aim of such ...
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Viewpoint: Widespread DNA testing for breast cancer risk is ‘an irresponsible idea’

While predictive genetic testing is useful and even crucial for many populations, new medical advances are routinely overhyped in the ...
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DNA from museum artifacts could help solve ancient mysteries—but there’s a risk

To fill some of the gaps in our understanding of aurochs evolution, [paleogenomics researcher Mikkel] Sinding looks for genetic clues ...
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Most adults want DNA testing – but don’t want to be ‘blindsided’ by results

Only a small percentage of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested—for medical reasons, to ...
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Using DNA to reunite immigrant families shows why genetic screening ‘should be widely embraced’

As the U.S. government struggles to make good on its promise to reunite all 3,000 children and parents who were separated ...