genetics

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

CRISPR Is More Damaging to DNA Than We Thought

Several studies have uncovered serious problems with the gene-editing tech, throwing its therapeutic potential in doubt.
VICE Staff
7.20.18
News

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
tech

Meet the 28-Year-Old Geneticist Fighting the Future of Superbugs

The World Health Organization says by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death, but this French scientist may have found the solution.
Nathalie Lagerfield
6.6.16
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.
Cassandra Willyard
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
Art

An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals

Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
Anna Marks
4.25.16
Stuff

Documenting Gingers of Color

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 Author
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
Stuff

​Are We Destined to Become Our Mothers? A Scientific Investigation

If our brain is a computer, then our interactions with our parents are the default setting. And when things go faulty or get stressful in our adult lives, our neurons head for a familiar path, one usually set in early development.
Jessica Machado
11.21.14
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

Tiger is a Three-Year-Old German Shepherd with Dwarfism

Pituitary dwarfism affects dogs in much the same way as humans. Close the dwarves don't really look like infant German Shepherds-more like a Corgi crossed with a raccoon.
Emilia Terzon
11.4.14