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Regulators consider more rigorous examination of consumer genetic tests for serious diseases

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Whether you have questions about your ancestry, earwax or Alzheimer’s risk, a recent slew of genetic tests promise to give you highly personal answers. Since this summer, however, the U.S. government has been taking a closer look at establishing standards of availability—and accuracy—for direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests. Some 90 percent of these tests have not [...]

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FTC issues warnings to plug P2P security holes


The U.S. government has stepped up its efforts to warn computer users about the security vulnerabilities that come with using peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks, the most popular of which today are perhaps BitTorrent and LimeWire. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported Monday that it has sent letters to nearly 100 businesses, schools and government organizations [...]

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