After California detectives used a popular online DNA database to track down a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer slayings last year, at least 50 other killings and rapes have been solved nationwide by using partial DNA matches to…
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press
Gene-editing with CRISPR reveals why snail shells are asymmetrical and coil either left or right.
By Vicky Stein
Researchers at Columbia University in New York have created embryos containing genetic material from three people and are ready to use them to start pregnancies. But they’re at a legal impasse.
By Emily Mullin, STAT
Obesity could be in your future — and this $50 genetic test can predict your risk.
By Vicky Stein
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.
Police identified the Golden State Killer with a genetic ancestry search for his distant relatives. These two studies show how easy that could be done for anyone.
This year’s chemistry Nobel also comes with some political controversy, as one of the winners has been accused of promoting anti-Israel views.
By Sarah Linnstaedt, The Conversation
A study of more than 1,500 motor vehicle accident survivors reveals that rare variants of a "stress response" gene increase vulnerability to developing chronic pain.
By Wendy D. Roth, The Conversation
Genetic ancestry tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
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