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Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

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Tough Holiday Discussions About Health, Part II: Scenarios

Are you tempted to have a tough talk with a family member about health issues? Tread carefully.

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Tough Holiday Conversations About Family Health

A holiday spent with family can be a good time for frank discussions about family health.

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Are DNA Ancestry Test Kits Accurate?

It’s hard to turn on a TV today without seeing an ad hawking direct-to-consumer DNA ancestry tests — and I was as curious as anyone. But how accurate are they?