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At-Home DNA Testing Kits May Give You Unreliable Health Information

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like 23AndMe and AncestryDNA that try to predict health issues are sometimes downright wrong, according to a new study.


You Won't Fail a Drug Test After Eating These Poppy Seeds

Yes, this has been a problem in the past.


Can a Truth Commission in Colombia Help Heal the Wounds of War's Atrocities?

Proponents hope a truth commission could offer closure to millions of Colombians affected by the conflict. Both sides are responsible for human-rights abuses, while distrust and resentment for past atrocities remain high.


'False Positives': How Colombia’s Army Executed Civilians And Called Them Guerrillas

Facing pressure to boost its battlefield figures under former President Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's army lured and executed at least 3,000 civilians and notched them as combat kills, according to a new Human Rights Watch report.


The Families of Colombia's 'False Positive' Victims Are Still Fighting for Justice

I recently visited Soacha, a poor neighborhood outside of Bogota, to hear about Colombia's 'false positives' scandal. The scandal has its roots in the country's 50-year civil war. In an effort to increase their kill numbers, government soldiers...