Your DNA Could Affect How Well Your Birth Control Works
New research suggests that people with an uncommon genetic variant make an enzyme that breaks down the hormones in birth control too quickly—which could put them at risk of unintended pregnancy.
What it's Like Being Gay and Non-Gay Identical Twins
Despite sharing the same DNA and usually the same upbringing, identical twins can diverge in sexuality. We asked two Melbourne twins to discuss what that difference meant for them.
Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?
Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.