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A DNA test can give you some insight into your health.

6 things a DNA test can tell you about your health

Getting a DNA test can be a valuable part of understanding your health. Here's what it can actually tell you.
The main house on the Penrose Estate, Penrose, Cornwall, UK.

From rags to riches: a former care worker inherited a $60 million estate after DNA test confirms he’s heir to the property

A 31-year-old British man inherited a $60 million, 1536-acre estate in England after learning, through a DNA test, he was heir to the property.

From suicide prevention to genetic testing, there’s a widening disconnect between Silicon Valley health tech and outside experts who see red fla...

"There's almost this implicit assumption that they play by a different set of rules," a Harvard psychiatrist and tech consultant said.

Many of the best at-home DNA kits are on sale right now to celebrate National DNA Day — here’s a quick break down of each one

April 25 is National DNA Day, and many of the best at-home DNA Kits are on sale. Learn about the key differences between the top choices out there.
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.