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What genetic tests from 23andMe, Veritas and Genos really told me about my health

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing first came on the market about a decade ago, but I resisted the temptation to see what health information is …

Molecular Biology

Consumer DNA testing promises more than it delivers

Chances are your DNA doesn’t contain dark secrets. But there may be lots of variety in results from testing company to company.


New genetic sleuthing tools helped track down the Golden State Killer suspect

DNA sleuths may have adapted new techniques for identifying John and Jane Does to track down a serial killer suspect.


Flies turn like fighter jets | Science News

Giant moa thrived before people reached New Zealand

Humans probably caused the extinction of giant wingless birds called moa in New Zealand, DNA evidence suggests.<p>Scientists have debated why the …

Sudden death

With the score tied and 30 seconds left in overtime, Wes Leonard, a 16-year-old point guard for the Fennville Blackhawks, sank the winning layup that …

Attractiveness studies are hot, or not

Good-looking people seem to get all the breaks. They have the leg up on getting a date, a job, a leading role. You’d think that would be enough, but …

Top 10 cosmological discoveries

Talk about making a cosmic ripple. This week’s report of gravity waves from the Big Bang is the biggest cosmological news of the century. It’s the …