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Genetic experts have a message for anyone thinking of taking 23andMe’s new breast cancer test

Genetic counselors, who help people navigate tests, have concerns about how those who have taken the test will interpret their results.

23andMe can now tell you about your breast cancer risk

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 calls GMOs ‘perfectly healthy’ — and scientists say he’s right

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.

6 factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Here's what recent scientific research has found about the factors that could increase your risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.

What to keep in mind about your privacy when taking genetics tests like 23andMe or AncestryDNA

When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to understand who owns that information and who will be able to see it.
A femur bone from the decayed body of a purported Yeti found in a cave in Tibet.

The secrets of the mysterious Yeti have been revealed by genetics

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.