Genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people are using to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool with which law enforcement can solve crimes. But the method has major privacy implications that are prompting some critics…
By William Brangham, Nsikan Akpan, Rhana Natour
For law enforcement, the case for using genetic genealogy is strong. But it's not foolproof.
By Nsikan Akpan
In 2019, American law enforcement agencies have identified over 70 suspects using a new technique called genetic genealogy, which California detectives leveraged in 2018 to identify the Golden State Killer. In the first of a two-part series, William Brangham shares…
By William Brangham, Rhana Natour, Nsikan Akpan
Researchers describe combining a "jumping gene" with CRISPR enzymes to deliver a a package of DNA to precise addresses in the E. coli genome.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
By Associated Press
Immigration officials will begin voluntary DNA testing in cases where officials suspect adults are fraudulently claiming to be the parents of children as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border together.
By Jim Gomez, Associated Press
U.S. DNA tests have confirmed the death of a Muslim militant commander who helped lead the 2017 siege of a city in the southern Philippines and was considered a key leader of the Islamic State group in the region, officials…
Around 80,000 years ago, a small group left Africa and radiated around the globe, taking with them a subset of their ancestors' genetic variation. Now, that subset dominates genetic and health studies worldwide.
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's gene mutation and HIV resistance.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll shows they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or…
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