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Dispensed: What to expect out of biotech M&A, Medicare Advantage enrollment in 2020, and what comes next for the DNA-testing industry

Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. This week, musings on the slowdown in genetics and dispatches from BIO.

The best at-home DNA test kits

A DNA test kit can tell you all about your genetic ancestry, how to be healthy, or reveal the paternity of a child. Here are the best DNA test kits.

A man suspected of raping at least 44 women in Florida was apprehended after police got his son’s DNA in an unrelated case

Police in Miami, Florida, believe 60-year-old Robert Koehler raped at least 44 women between 1981 and 1986.

23andMe just laid off 100 employees as the DNA-testing ‘fad’ ends

DNA-testing giant 23andMe is laying off about 14% of its staff as sales of consumer genetics tests failed to take off the way companies expected.

A rare chemical that helped DNA form may have come to Earth on comets from newborn stars, astronomers find

Phosphorus is key in forming DNA, but the element is rare in the universe. Astronomers found molecules forming with the element around newborn stars

The Chinese scientist who claims to have edited babies’ DNA has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. Here’s a timeline of the controversy....

Chinese state media outlets reported that the scientist was fined and sentenced to prison, and that his colleagues also face prison time.
Luxury Travel Magazine predicts that ancestry travel will be one of 2020's hottest travel trends.

The golden age of at-home genetic testing may be over — but it’s still a critical part of one of the biggest trends in how people will be ...

Now that people know where their ancestors are from, thanks to products like 23andMe, they want to visit those places: Enter tour operators.

Dispensed: The state of the consumer genetics market, a thorny issue facing Medicare for All, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.

The mother of Hunter Biden’s secret child is asking him to cover the $11,000 cost of taking up the paternity case

According to court documents, the baby's mother, Lunden Alexis Roberts, spent $11,057.80 trying to prove Hunter Biden was the father of her child.
A drone photo shows an aerial view of the operation area where Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, on October 28, 2019 in Idlib, Syria.

US troops took and tested ‘substantial parts’ of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s body after killing him — which were later buried at...

President Donald Trump revealed the methods used to conclusively identify the ISIS leader's body after US forces killed him in a top-secret raid.