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The gene-editing tool Crispr can be used to make mushrooms that don't brown or strawberries with a longer shelf life.

We’ll be eating the first Crispr’d foods within 5 years, according to a geneticist who helped invent the blockbuster gene-editing tool

A UC Berkeley geneticist who helped invent the gene-editing tool Crispr told Business Insider its most profound impacts will be on agriculture.
Rosalind Franklin did not get the recognition she deserved.

Meet the woman who helped discover DNA — and whose work was nearly forgotten by history

Her work was pivotal in discovering DNA's structure, but she never received credit for it during her lifetime.
The gene-edited lizard, top, and the control lizard were no bigger than a finger when they first hatched.

The world’s first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

Scientists have successfully created the world's first gene-edited reptile — an albino lizard no bigger than a finger.

A Silicon Valley startup just launched a DNA-based health test that could be a big competitor to 23andMe

A new genetic test looks at your risk of diseases like cancer and high cholesterol. Unlike 23andMe's test, it includes genetic counseling and full sequencing.
David Renteln, the cofounder of Soylent, has a new startup that makes nicotine gum.

The CEO of Silicon Valley’s favorite meal-replacement startup shares why he thinks the tide is shifting on genetic engineering

"The pendulum is swinging in favor of the science," Soylent CEO Bryan Crowley told Business Insider.

23andMe can now tell you your risk of developing diabetes, based on your DNA. Here’s what doctors want you to know.

The report uses your genetics and other information about you to figure out how likely you are to develop Type 2 diabetes.
A pregnant woman in Australia (not pictured) was pregnant with "semi-identical" twins, a new report says.

Doctors have identified a rare pair of ‘semi-identical’ twins. Here’s how that might happen.

Doctors in Australia say they identified semi-identical twins who share all of their mother's DNA but only a portion of their father's DNA.

Swiss drug giant Roche reportedly readies to buy the biotech behind the first FDA-approved gene therapy and the priciest medicine in the US

Roche could pay $5 billion for biotech company Spark Therapeutics. The pharma giant likely wants to expand its presence in hemophilia, a lucrative market.
Steven Downs

Investigators in Alaska used DNA from a genealogy website to pinpoint a suspect in a 26-year-old murder case

Alaska State Troopers announced on Friday that investigators used genetic genealogy to arrest Steven H. Down on charges of murder and sexual assault.

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn’t assume your data will stay private forever

The DNA from the spit you submitted to Ancestry or 23andMe might be private for now. But experts warn it's getting easier to link your DNA to your identity.