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Lawmakers are asking DNA-testing companies about their privacy policies — here’s what you should know when taking genetics tests like 23an...

When sending in your DNA sample, it's important to understand who owns that information and who will be able to see it.

A blockbuster gene-editing tool has been linked to cancer — here’s how worried you should be

Headlines linking blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer sent stocks in companies trying to bring the technology to medicine tumbling. But scientists who study the technique say the concerns are overblown at best, and an incorrect interpretation of the science at worst.

Narcissists have thicker, denser, more distinct eyebrows, according to a new study

If you have trouble recognising the signs of a narcissist, the answers could lie on their face — specifically in how thick and distinctive their eyebrows are, according to a new study.

Wearing glasses could really mean you’re smarter, according to a new study

According to a new study from the University of Edinburgh, there could be some truth to the idea that smart people wear glasses. But the association actually goes back a long way, and there are several reasons for why 'smart' people have bad eyesight.

9 facial traits that make someone more attractive, according to science

Symmetry, simplicity, and familiarity could all play a role in how attractive you appear to other people.

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.