genetics

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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump claims he was holding back during the debate, former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93, Elon Musk announces his a plan to colonize Mars, and more.
VICE Staff
9.28.16
Health

Canada’s Stem Cell Registry Is Super White, and Changing That Would Save Lives

Multi-racial blood disease patients face especially terrifying odds when searching for stem cell donors with matching genes.
Sarah Berman
9.25.16
Health

The Exciting and Terrifying Future of DNA Editing

Siddhartha Mukherjee's new book, 'The Gene,' delivers a sweeping history of genetics­­­—from the cockamamie ideas that preceded the birth of the field to a striking picture of what the future holds.
Nathalie Lagerfield
5.31.16
Health

How Gene Testing Forced Me to Reveal My Private Health Information

Uncovering the truth hiding in your DNA can lead to some major privacy conundrums.
Jody Allard
5.27.16
Stuff

Documenting Gingers of Colour

There's never been a better time to be ginger.
Natasha Culzac
8.24.15
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Where Did My OCD Come From?

There's always been a big part of me that wanted to believe OCD is genetic, that my mom's DNA, rather than her behavior, gave me OCD. But I've realized that pointing the finger isn't that important when you want to get well.
Anonymous
4.29.15
tech

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.
Sergio Brodsky
1.9.15
News

Scientists May Have Found the Greatest Evidence of a 'Gay Gene' Yet

A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
Eleanor Morgan
11.18.14
Stuff

The Woman Who Thinks Reducing the Male Population by 90 Percent Will Solve Everything

It's not all bad, the remaining 10 percent will be used for breeding.
Toby McCasker
8.14.14
Stuff

Scientists Are Working Out Whether You Can Have a Baby with Yourself

Single Parent Reproduction is exactly what it sounds like—a very complicated scientific process that involves taking one person’s stem cells, making one of them male and the other female, before splicing them together to make a child.
Alex Horne
6.11.14
Sports

The VICE Podcast - How Genes Effect Athletic Performance

Reihan Salam sits down with David Epstein, senior writer at <i>Sports Illustrated</i>, to chat about the ways that human biological diversity impacts athletic ability, and how this understanding could affect the future of elite sports.
Reihan Salam
2.12.14
News

China Is Engineering Genius Babies

It’s not exactly news that China is setting itself up as a new global superpower. While Western civilization chokes on its own gluttony like a latter-day Marlon Brando, China continues to buy up American debt and lock away the world’s natural resources...
Aleks Eror
3.15.13