Megan Daumeyer

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Why You Should Be Wary of Any Gene for Athleticism or Autism

If you want a look at a high-profile field dealing with a lot of humbling snags, peer into #ASHG2013, the Twitter hashtag for last week’s meeting of …

Britain ponders 'three-person embryos' to combat genetic diseases

If given green light, British scientists would be the first to offer treatments letting babies be born with DNA from three people<p>The government is considering whether to propose legal changes that would allow radical new treatments for families at risk of incurable genetic diseases that involve the …

The Latest on Genetic Testing

How much can you learn from prenatal genetic testing? We went to the experts to find out.<p>There are a few different categories of genetic testing that parents should know about, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San …

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The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.<p>The risks of most genetic testing are more emotional than physical, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San Francisco Medical …

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More On Google's Plan To Cure Death: It Will Spend Hundreds Of Millions Examining Our Genetic Material

Details on Calico were virtually non-existent though. While Time ran a big cover story on Calico with the headline, "Can Google Solve Death?" there was no word on what Google was spending, or how it planned to, uhh, solve death.<p>Dan Primack at Fortune did some digging and he came up with some of the …

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Designer babies: Is genetic screening healthy or harmful?

Day 6 speaks with doctors who have opposing views over eugenics<p>The U.S.-based genetic testing company 23andMe has patented a system for parents who …