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An Ancestry test kit.

Ancestry just came out with 2 new DNA tests focused on health. Here’s what you can learn from them.

Ancestry's new products will test for heart conditions, inherited cancers, and carrier status for conditions like cystic fibrosis.

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.

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.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Elizabeth Warren says a DNA test proves she has a Native American ancestor, but it’s not that simple. Here’s what the results really show....

President Trump said during a rally that if Sen. Elizabeth Warren could prove, based on DNA testing, that she has Native American lineage, then he would donate $1 million to charity. On Monday, Warren answered that call. Here's what she really found out.

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.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Genome Medical launches genetic services for employers — Microsoft working on sequencing the immune system — ...

Genome Medical has introduced several programs designed to enable employer groups to offer genetic services and testing to their employees.

23andMe gets $200 million in funding to bring its genetic testing to the masses

The company is worth $1.5 billion just months after overcoming hurdles from the US Food and Drug Administration.