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Genetic counselors, who help people navigate tests, have concerns about how those who have taken the test will interpret their results.
23andMe will now offer the first direct-to-consumer test to tell you about your genetic risk for cancer. Typically, such tests require a prescription.
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 more about your ancestry or health, keep in mind what you hope to get out of the experience.
Bill Gates has a message for those advocating against genetically modified organisms: I'm disappointed.
Scientists just got a step closer to treating incurable diseases using a revolutionary gene-editing tool
Researchers using the genetic editing technology CRISPR were able to successfully modify DNA from Huntington's disease patients in a safe and effective way.
Trump’s doctor says he only sleeps 4-5 hours each night — and there could be a scientific reason why
Short-sleepers are both early birds and night owls. But the condition only occurs in about 1% of the population.
Here's what recent scientific research has found about the factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.
When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to understand who owns that information and who will be able to see it.
Over the years, the Yeti hasn't just been spotted from a distance — people in the Himalayas have collected bones, teeth, hair, feces, and more.
Over a 40-year career, this ‘stubborn scientist’ helped change the way we think about cancer and genetics
You might not know her name, but you're likely familiar with some of the work University of Washington geneticist Mary-Claire King has done.