Tagged With Genetics

The genetic code of the Wuhan coronavirus shows it's 80% similar to SARS. New research suggests a potential way to neutralise the virus.


23andMe just laid off 100 employees as the DNA-testing 'fad' ends


A Harvard geneticist is creating a dating app that matches users based on DNA, and people are worried it's eugenics



Apple is reportedly rolling out a new perk for employees: free genetic testing at its on-site wellness clinics


Dispensed: The state of the consumer genetics market, a thorny issue facing Medicare for All, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all


I've taken DNA tests from Ancestry and 23andMe. Here's the one critical thing you need to know before you buy a kit.



Jeffrey Epstein had a 'Frankenstein'-like plan to analyse human DNA in the US Virgin Islands, and it reportedly pulled in $200 million


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


The reason some people go grey in their 20s, according to a dermatologist


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


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



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


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


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


5 Brits predicted their heritage before taking DNA tests — the results were pretty surprising



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


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


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


Bill and Melinda Gates shined a spotlight on at-home DNA tests like 23andMe, calling them one of last year's biggest surprises