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U.S. FDA asks five firms to recall diabetes drug with high levels of probable carcinogen

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it has recommended five pharmaceutical firms to voluntarily recall their diabetes drug metformin after the agency found high levels of a possible cancer-causing impurity in some versions of the medication. The agency said the drugs contained the probable carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) beyond acceptable… Read More »

Ancestry firms have DNA on 26 million people; researchers can analyze almost everyone's data

More than 26 million people — more people than in all of Australia — have shared their DNA with one of the four leading ancestry and health databases, allowing researchers to extrapolate data on virtually all Americans and raising some serious privacy concerns, according to the MIT Technology Review.