genetic testing

family

The Jarring Experience of Learning You Were Conceived With Donor Sperm or Eggs

"In the beginning my body felt invaded. And I didn’t know who made up the other half of me.”
Louise McLoughlin
9.21.18
Opinion

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.
Jason Koebler
5.2.18
healthcare

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?
Olga Oksman
4.17.17
It's Science

When An Ancestry Test Tells You Your Dad isn't Your Dad

Secret adoptions, hidden affairs, and past relationships—all a DNA test away.
Mallory Locklear
4.7.17
saddest calendar on the internet

Republicans Back Bill that Would Let Companies Force Genetic Tests on Employees

The genetic testing bill, currently overshadowed by the push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, would allow for companies to ask workers invasive questions about their health. Opponents say it could also allow for employers to impose financial...
Amanda Arnold
3.10.17
Genes

Canada’s New Genetic Discrimination Law Will Prevent a ‘Gattaca’ Future

But insurance companies say it's unconstitutional.
Jordan Pearson
3.9.17
fun with science

Can Analyzing Your Spit and Blood Make You a Better Athlete?

Maybe—but the science still has some catching up to do.
Christine Yu
1.27.17
medicine

When Genetic Screening Goes Very, Very Wrong

Based on genetic testing, 20 members of the same family were misdiagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition.
Michael Byrne
10.31.16
The United States Healthcare System Strikes Again

The Republican Healthcare Reform Plan Would Devastate Families Like Mine

Obamacare dismantled high-risk health insurance pools for a reason.
Jody Allard
8.11.16
Health

The Republican Healthcare Reform Plan Would Devastate Families Like Mine

Obamacare dismantled high-risk health insurance pools for a reason.
Jody Allard
8.11.16
News

Why You Can't See 23andMe's Transparency Report Outside the US

Why can't 23andMe's international customers see if their governments are asking for their data?
Jordan Pearson
10.22.15
News

23andMe Raises $115 Million as It Ramps Up Genetic Testing Internationally

The startup that hit a roadblock with the FDA two years ago is now the leading personal genetics company.
Kari Paul
10.14.15
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