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This 9/11 first responder had his family’s DNA tattooed into his skin so that he’s never alone while undergoing chemotherapy

Former NYPD officer Johnny Walker is dealing with stage 4 colon cancer after responding to the call on September 11, 2001.
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA in 2004.

Jeffrey Epstein had a ‘Frankenstein’-like plan to analyze human DNA in the US Virgin Islands

Epstein pursued an outlandish scheme to launch a 'DNA mining' startup. Scientists said his plan made no sense.
The gene-edited lizard, top, and the control lizard were no bigger than a finger when they first hatched.

The world’s first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

Scientists have successfully created the world's first gene-edited reptile using Crispr technology. It's a cute albino lizard no bigger than a finger.
A DNA test can give you some insight into your health.

6 things a DNA test can tell you about your health

Getting a DNA test can be a valuable part of understanding your health. Here's what it can actually tell you.
The main house on the Penrose Estate, Penrose, Cornwall, UK.

From rags to riches: a former care worker inherited a $60 million estate after DNA test confirms he’s heir to the property

A 31-year-old British man inherited a $60 million, 1536-acre estate in England after learning, through a DNA test, he was heir to the property.

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.

Many of the best at-home DNA kits are on sale right now to celebrate National DNA Day — here’s a quick break down of each one

April 25 is National DNA Day, and many of the best at-home DNA Kits are on sale. Learn about the key differences between the top choices out there.
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.
Rosalind Franklin did not get the recognition she deserved.

Meet the woman who helped discover DNA — and whose work was nearly forgotten by history

Her work was pivotal in discovering DNA's structure, but she never received credit for it during her lifetime.

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.