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I’ve taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here’s how to choose one to try
When deciding which consumer genetics test to take to learn about your ancestry or health, consider what you hope to get out of the experience. Here's what it's like to try three of the most popular tests.
Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps dete...
Ancestry partnered with Google's life-extension spinoff and discovered that our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously thought.
The length of our fingers could provide a clue to our sexuality, according to a new study. Previous research has shown how finger length relates to our personality and hormones we were exposed to in the womb.
In October, 23andMe opened up an interactive pop-up exhibition the middle of Manhattan to help consumers visualize what their tests can do and better understand the data they might receive if they choose to take the test. Here's what it was like.
A leading bioethics organization in the UK released a report that concluded that under certain circumstances, it could be ethically acceptable to genetically modify humans. There could even be reasons to modify embryos in ways that go beyond eliminating serious disease and enhance humans.
Headlines linking blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer sent stocks in companies trying to bring the technology to medicine tumbling. But scientists who study the technique say the concerns are overblown at best, and an incorrect interpretation of the science at worst.
Investor Vinod Khosla announced that consumer genetics company Color Genomics would offer testing for cancer and high cholesterol through a partnership with several leading universities. He made the announcement on Sunday at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas.
Several recent studies are helping to identify the genetic hallmarks of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety and, most recently, OCD.
According to new research, there are 52 specific genes that may be responsible for human intelligence. Scientists want to find out what each one does.
NASA sent Scott Kelly to space for a year, and 7% of his genes are now expressed differently than those of his identical twin Mark
Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly are part of a NASA Twin Study designed to learn about how spending a year in space impacts gene expression.