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Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosion

Russian doctor has trace of radiation after explosionMore than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday. It was followed by a brief rise in radiation levels in nearby Severodvinsk, but the authorities insisted it didn’t pose any danger. The Arkhangelsk regional administration said Friday that 110 medical workers have undergone checks that one man was found with a low amount of radioactive cesium-137 in his muscle tissue.



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Use of genealogy site to trace Golden State Killer raises concerns

Use of genealogy site to trace Golden State Killer raises concernsThe arrest of a suspected serial killer and notorious rapist in California using DNA and a public genealogy website has been hailed as a triumph of ingenuity by law enforcement. “What if you become uninsurable because of a genetic test?” said Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Could they also be denied health insurance because of a genetic predisposition to some malady?



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