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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.
Eli Lilly announced early Monday that it plans to buy the biotech Loxo Oncology for about $8 billion.

Pharma giant Eli Lilly just made an $8 billion bet on a cutting-edge scientific approach that uses DNA to treat cancer

Eli Lilly's $8 billion acquisition of the biotech company Loxo Oncology is a notably large deal, but it's open to additional ones, its CEO said.
So far, there isn't a complete cure for acne.

New research shows acne could be caused by your genes and the shape of your hair follicles

Researchers say the findings are a 'world first' for potential new treatments.
The LunaDNA team.

A tiny startup wants to pay you for your DNA, and it could lead to the next wave of medical innovation

LunaDNA plans to give you stock in exchange for your genomic information. The idea is to build a big database to help medical researchers find new treatments.

I tried National Geographic’s next-generation ancestry test and was surprised by my results

The Genographic Project has been around since 2005 but recently switched over to Helix's next-generation sequencing platform. I wanted to try it.

I shipped my spit to AncestryDNA to see how much I could learn from my genes — and found out my family history is more complex than I thought

Here's what it's like to take AncestryDNA's test, and how it stacks up to other genetics tests.

I revisited my 23andMe results that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer — here’s what it was like

The Food and Drug Administration now lets 23andMe provide reports on whether you have certain risk factors for diseases including cancer. Here's what I found.

I’ve taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here’s how to choose one to try

When deciding which consumer genetics test to take to learn about your ancestry or health, consider what you hope to get out of the experience. Here's what it's like to try three of the most popular tests.
Genetics are involved with diseases.

10 diseases and illness that can be hereditary

The causes for all diseases can differ but these can be passed down from your parents.