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Genetic genealogist Blaine Bettinger has a fantastic post dissecting and contextualising a rather worrying result from his personal genomic analysis: a 50-60% increased lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. Blaine is unfortunate enough to be among the 1-2% of individuals who carry two risky versions at each of three major risk variants for the disease.…

John Halamka reports that Google Health has quietly launched an application for secure sharing of your online medical records: The Google solution, introduced without fanfare, solves many confidentiality issues by putting the patient in control of medical record sharing. Call it “Facebook for Healthcare”. You invite those who you believe should see your medical information…