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Half of people in the US would sell their genetic data for $95

Half of people in the US would sell thei ...

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How much is your genetic data worth to you?Jochen Tack / Alamy As consumer genetic testing has risen in popularity, awareness of the value of genetic data has lagged behind. A survey of people in the US has found that 50 per cent would hand over their genetic data for $95 (£70), on average. Forres ...
Coronavirus: Are there two strains and is one more deadly?

Coronavirus: Are there two strains and i ...

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Labs in China have produced covid-19 virus detection kitsALEX PLAVEVSKI/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Two strains of the new coronavirus are spreading around the world, according to an analysis of 103 cases. But the World Health Organization insists that “there is no evidence that the virus has been changi ...
Risky Talk review: How to protect yourself from dodgy statistics

Risky Talk review: How to protect yourse ...

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Understanding statistics is a vital tool for life in the 2020sStanislaw Pytel/Getty “I’ve got a lower than average risk of developing coronary heart disease and Alzheimer’s and a higher risk of getting psoriasis and coeliac disease. And I have got absolutely no idea what to do with this informatio ...