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23andMe can now tell you your risk of developing diabetes, based on your DNA. Here’s what doctors want you to know.

The report uses your genetics and other information about you to figure out how likely you are to develop Type 2 diabetes.
A pregnant woman in Australia (not pictured) was pregnant with "semi-identical" twins, a new report says.

Doctors have identified a rare pair of ‘semi-identical’ twins. Here’s how that might happen.

Doctors in Australia say they identified semi-identical twins who share all of their mother's DNA but only a portion of their father's DNA.

Swiss drug giant Roche reportedly readies to buy the biotech behind the first FDA-approved gene therapy and the priciest medicine in the US

Roche could pay $5 billion for biotech company Spark Therapeutics. The pharma giant likely wants to expand its presence in hemophilia, a lucrative market.
Steven Downs

Investigators in Alaska used DNA from a genealogy website to pinpoint a suspect in a 26-year-old murder case

Alaska State Troopers announced on Friday that investigators used genetic genealogy to arrest Steven H. Down on charges of murder and sexual assault.

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn’t assume your data will stay private forever

The DNA from the spit you submitted to Ancestry or 23andMe might be private for now. But experts warn it's getting easier to link your DNA to your identity.

Bill and Melinda Gates shined a spotlight on at-home DNA tests like 23andMe, calling them one of last year’s biggest surprises

DNA tests helped catch a suspected serial killer last year. They may also help women have healthier pregnancies, according to the Gateses.

I revisited my AncestryDNA test 3 years later and found some surprising changes to my results

In September 2018, Ancestry updated its ethnicity estimates, and my results got a lot more specific. I found out that I'm much more Norwegian than I thought.
96-year-old Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin in his basement lab on December 21, 2018. Ashkin won half of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work inventing optical tweezers in the late 1980s.

The world’s oldest Nobel Prize winner, a 96-year-old physicist, says his new invention will give everyone in the world clean, cheap energy

At 96, Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin is the oldest person to ever be awarded a Nobel Prize. But he says he's not done working yet.

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.

The Chinese scientist who claims to have edited baby DNA is downplaying reports that he is under house arrest. Here’s a timeline of the controve...

He Jiankui told other scientists he is doing well, downplaying reports that he is being held in a guesthouse against his will, STAT reported.