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Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and dozens injured by a suicide boimber at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years. The authorities are treating it as a terrorist incident. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his horror and consternation.
French scientists have designed new software that allows people to view their complete genetic code on their smartphone. The project is currently under development in the US, since genetic sequencing is strictly limited under French ethics laws.
The software, developed by four scientists from Bordeaux in south-west France, translates the data obtained from DNA testing into three gigaoctets of readily accessible information
The application highlights potential health risks, such as a genetic predisposition to breast cancer, with a red warning symbol.
It's designed as a means of "prevention and vigilance", according to project founder Patrick Merel.
He and his colleagues created their company, Portable Genomics, in California. Several private companies in the US already offer DNA screening and analysis.
In France, genetic sequencing can only be carried out by doctors and for medical purposes.