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Illumina plummets after cutting revenue expectations and getting a downgrade from Bank of America

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's "underperform" rating marks the first time since March a Wall Street firm has recommended selling.

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.
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.

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.
A woman (not pictured) said she doesn't experience pain in the same way that others do.

A 71-year-old woman who described childbirth as ‘a tickle’ feels almost no pain or anxiety

Jo Cameron said that she feels very minimal pain, anxiety, and depression and in a new paper, experts think they have figured out why that is.
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.

Getting pregnant while taking contraception could be beyond your control if you have a certain gene

A new study suggests some women may have an active gene that leads to a faster breakdown of contraceptive hormones in pills and implants.
What's your drink limit?

Some people may lack a ‘brake’ in their brains that stops them drinking too much

Certain genetic mutations may mean some people could have no limit to how much they can drink, according to a study of drunk mice.

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.

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.