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Peter Aldhous has a great piece of detective work in New Scientist, which has revealed a bizarre and sporadic glitch in the online software provided by personal genomics company deCODEme to allow customers to view their genetic data. The glitch appears to be restricted to the display of data from the mitochondrial genome (a piece…

OK, so this GenomeWeb Daily News article is approximately four centuries old in internet time (i.e. around a week), but it’s worth going back and reading. I’ve previously argued at length that although personal genomics currently offers little in the way of useful, predictive health information, that lack of information in itself represents an important…

I just noticed that GeneTests, a voluntary listing of US and international laboratories offering in-house genetic tests, has released an updated version of their graph of commercially available tests: You can see immediately that as the number of tested diseases continues to climb, the number of testing laboratories has plateaued – at least partly the…