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A 23andMe competitor just launched its own cancer testing initiative — but it differs in a key way

Investor Vinod Khosla announced that consumer genetics company Color Genomics would offer testing for cancer and high cholesterol through a partnership with several leading universities. He made the announcement on Sunday at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas.

How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

The suspected Golden State Killer was recently found in part based on a DNA sample submitted to a commercial genetics website. If that has you concerned about the security of your own genetic material, here's how to wipe it from sites like Ancestry and 23andMe.

Genetics company 23andMe is rolling out a huge initiative for people with ADHD and depression — but psychologists are worried

23andMe now lets users share information about what treatments for conditions like depression and ADHD do and don't work for them. 5,000 people have used the feature so far.

Friends can share similar brain waves, genetics, and personality traits — here’s why it happens

Science has shown how friends can be similar in how they look, act, and react to situations.

Angelina Jolie shed light on a genetic mutation tied to breast cancer risk — now 23andMe will test you for it, but scientists are worried

The genetics company 23andMe recently got FDA approval to add information on breast-cancer risk in its test. But the results could be dangerously misleading.

Bill Gates says it would be a ‘tragedy’ to pass up a controversial, revolutionary gene-editing technology

CRISPR allows scientists to edit DNA, eliminating undesirable genes and potentially swapping in preferable alternatives.
This graphical abstract shows two waves of Denisovan ancestry have shaped present-day humans.

Ancient humans had sex and interbred with a mysterious group known as the Denisovans more than once, new research has found

Early humans spread around the globe, encountered hominin species like Denisovans and Neanderthals, and interbred with them. We see traces of that in DNA today.
Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

8 weird things that happen to your body if you live in space for a year like Scott Kelly

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year in space. To study the effects on the human body, NASA compared him to his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space changed him.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared what it was REALLY like to live in space for a year

Astronaut Scott Kelly shared some of the strangest, most interesting details about floating around the International Space Station for a year.
Submitting a sample for a DNA test.

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.