This Week in Science
Just Hearing the Results of a DNA Test Can Make Your Body Act Differently
People who were told that they were genetically at risk for poor exercise capacity couldn’t run as long as they could before they were told about their “risk.”
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Ancestry genetic tests are making it extremely easy for cops to track all white people
According to a new study, it’s not all that difficult to find someone in the U.S. — even if they've never taken a genetic test.
Spotify Is Using DNA Tests to Curate Playlists, Which Is Pretty Creepy
The streaming service is partnering up with Ancestry to create custom playlists based on your lineage.
23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma, But You Can Opt Out
23andMe customers can opt out of the program, but that misses the point.
Don't Give Your DNA to Giant Genetic Databases
The Golden State Killer case shows that we should protect our DNA sequences as much as possible.
Public DNA Database Cracked the Golden State Killer Case, Police Say
Authorities were led to Joseph James DeAngelo by cross-checking his genetic data on GEDmatch, a free and open-source DNA database.
The Nootropics Community Is Using 23andMe to Match Smart Drugs to Their DNA
There are multiple software options that analyze your genetic data and make recommendations on which supplements you should be taking.
Sometimes Gene Tests Only Lead to More Questions
“In short, there isn’t enough data to know what you are seeing.”
Here's What It Looks Like When a Gene Test Says You're Prone to Alzheimer's
Is 23andMe doing enough to ease the concerns of people who are at risk?
When It Comes to Weightlifting, Genetics Can Do a Lot of the Heavy Lifting
Researchers have isolated a genetic variant that has a strong correlation with success in power sports such as sprinting and weightlifting.
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What Going Bald Might Say About Your Genes
New evidence highlights a wide range of associated risks.
Facebook’s DNA Detectives Are Helping Adoptees Find Their Birth Parents
The group has over 24,000 members. Many are looking for answers.