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Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...

/ Jun 6, 2018

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

Scientists seeking new ways to fight drug-resistant superbugs have mapped the genomes of more than 3,000 bacteria, including samples of a bug taken from Alexander Fleming's nose and a dysentery-causing strain from a World War One soldier. The DNA of deadly strains of plague, dysentery ...

Jun 6, 2018

Hack of genealogy website MyHeritage exposes data from 92 million accounts

The consumer genealogy website MyHeritage says email addresses and password information linked to more than 92 million user accounts have been compromised in an apparent hacking incident. MyHeritage said its security officer had received a message from a researcher who unearthed a file named "myheritage" ...