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Direct-to-Consumer Genomics: Harmful or Empowering?

by Saint Louis University
Consumers now can order simple, inexpensive, mail-in genetic tests to learn more about health risks, inherited traits, and ancestry. But could that information do more harm than good?

Predicting Health Risks of Everyday Chemicals

by American Chemical Society
Concern over the safety of everyday household products, such as baby bottles and soaps, has spurred a wide-ranging research effort into predicting the health risks of tens of thousands of chemicals.

Making a Common Cosmetic and Sunblock Ingredient Safer

by American Chemical Society
Using a particular type of titanium dioxide — a common ingredient in cosmetics, food products, toothpaste and sunscreen — could reduce the potential health risks associated with the widely used compound.