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A genetic testing company you’ve never heard of could become a household name as it takes on 23andMe

Genetics company Invitae will soon let you order personal genetic tests. But unlike its biggest rival, a clinician will still have to be involved.
A DNA testing kit.

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Clinicians and advocates criticize the 23andMe approach to genetic testing, which they say prioritizes convenience over privacy and long-term health.
23andMe is fast-growing consumer genetics company.

10 things you didn’t know about DNA tests

From 23andMe to AncestryDNA, DNA tests are more popular than ever. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the at-home DNA tests.

The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google’s founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube

In 1998, Susan Wojcicki rented her garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Page for $1,700 a month. The next year, she joined Google as its 16th employee.

Save up to 60% on winter clothes and gifts at Eddie Bauer — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.

I tried National Geographic’s next-generation ancestry test and was surprised by my results

The Genographic Project has been around since 2005 but recently switched over to Helix's next-generation sequencing platform. I wanted to try it.

I revisited my 23andMe results that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer — here’s what it was like

The Food and Drug Administration now lets 23andMe provide reports on whether you have certain risk factors for diseases including cancer. Here's what I found.

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.

Save up to $50 on 23andMe ancestry kits — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.

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.