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Studies slam DIY genetic tests

The direct-to-consumer genetic tests offered by deCODEme and 23andMe give inaccurate predictions of disease risks and regulatory authorities should consider banning them, say the geneticists behind two studies that examined test predictions in relation to a number of disease risks. Both studies were presented this week at the annual conference of the European Society of […]

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Safety Of Ayurvedic Medicines Questioned

An analysis of traditional Indian medicines purchased via the Internet found that 20 percent of the products contained levels of lead, mercury and/or arsenic that exceeded acceptable standards. Known as Ayurvedic medicines, the remedies are used by a majority of India’s population and an increasing number of Westerners. Ayurvedic medicines are divided into two major […]

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