FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

FDA approves 23andMe’s genetic testing kit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved 23andMe’s personal genetic test for certain diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and celiac diseases.

The FDA said in statement that the genetic test assess genetic risk for the aforementioned conditions but does not diagnose them. The federal agency also urged people to use their results to help make decisions regarding lifestyle choices and to inform discussions with a healthcare expert.

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A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A common virus can trigger life-long allergy to gluten: study

A new study has revealed that a symptom-free common virus in infancy can set the stage for a life-long allergy to gluten, leading to celiac disease, which affects millions of people in the United States.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body has an inappropriate immune response, like an allergy, to the protein gluten. This gluten is found in barley, wheat and rye.

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Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Microsoft encouraging Windows 10 users to install Creators Edition patch

Software giant Microsoft Corp. has officially started encouraging users of Windows 10 to download and install the Creators Edition patch. Among other notably policy changes, the company has formally banned emulators on Xbox.

Last week, the company said that they would make Windows 10 Creators Update, which is also called 1703 or Build 15063, available to technically savvy users from 5th of April using Media Creation tool or Windows 10 Update Assistant tool.

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President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

President Trump allows ISPs to share & sell customers’ private data

In his yet another controversial decision, U.S. President Donald Trump has repealed the rules that banned Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling their customers’ private information.

Thus, ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T are no longer be obligated to seek their customers’ consent before sharing or selling their private data. In other words, ISPs do not have to notify their customers about what sort of data they collect and share with others.

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