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Regulations have not kept pace with the unintended uses of personal genetic data.

Regulations have not kept pace with the unintended uses of personal genetic data.

Regulations have not kept pace with the unintended uses of personal genetic data.

Analyzing DNA from Pap smears could help detect endometrial and ovarian cancer, according to a new study appearing in the 9 January issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

The finding could be a potentially life-saving screening tool for women. The routine Pap smear, which allows doctors to detect abnormal cells in a woman’s cervix, was recently updated to screen for human papillomavirus or HPV using DNA testing.