Last week, three House Democrats called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop collecting DNA from migrants in government custody. Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI), Veronica Escobar (TX), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX) called the collection of DNA samples a “serious human rights issue” in their letter to DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.

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A few months ago, I received an email from a company called Chronomics that tests for epigenetic changes in your DNA. I’m still a bit scarred from my personal direct-to-consumer testing experience, so I was initially reluctant to explore yet another genetic test. But I find the study of epigenetics fascinating and finally agreed to sign…

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Precision Oncology News and My Gene Counsel have partnered to produce the “Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology” series to highlight real-world issues that genetics experts and medical professionals are encountering as genetic tests are increasingly used in cancer care. Experts submit anonymized case reports to My Gene Counsel, and based on the details in these reports,…

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