Molecular Biology

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Try 23andMe

The at-home genetic test can provide interesting insight into how your genes may affect your health. But before you submit your spit sample, you …

Biology

Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doing More Harm Than Good?

DNA (via typographyimages/Pixabay)<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is poised to become the gene-editing tool of the future.<p>But, according to a new study, you may want to …

Genetics

Genetic testing is coming of age, but for consumers it's buyer beware

It’s becoming more and more common for patients to choose genetic tests that assess risk for diseases such as breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, …

Biology

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"What's your heritage?" tends to be a commonly asked question when in social settings. Before responding, imagine if you had an entirely comprehensive grasp on your family tree and background. In our opinion, that'd surely make for a great answer (and a better story) than a typically generic answer.<p>…

Genealogy

The Most Popular DNA Tests Are On Sale For Prime Day

If you've yet to succumb to the trend of spitting into a tube and then finding out your genetic makeup, now's your chance to do it for a …

Genealogy

Home DNA Testing Gains Popularity in Aging Japan

DNA testing at home in Japan is starting to gain traction as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases.<p>The market for consumer …

Biology

23AndMe Is 50% off (Its Lowest Price Ever!) for Amazon Prime Day

23andMe Ancestry + Health was marked down on Amazon for both Mother's Day and Father's Day, bringing the kit down in price by 30 percent. If you …

Shopping

A third of U.S. adults say they have used fertility treatments or know someone who has

Triplets Rosalie, Regan and Rocco Mullane, now age 3, were among the many in vitro fertilization children taking part in the Boston IVF Baby Bowl at …

Business Intelligence

OTC sales start for new pregnancy test developed by Now Diagnostics

Springdale-based healthcare technology startup Now Diagnostics developed the first blood-based pregnancy test to be sold over the counter in …

FDA

New Stanford algorithm could improve diagnosis of many rare genetic diseases - Scope

Today, diagnosing rare genetic diseases requires a slow process of educated guesswork. Stanford computer scientist and genomicist Gill Bejerano, PhD, …

Medicine

How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your blood

A fascinating cancer detection technique has been developed by scientists at Stanford University. The process involves a small magnetic wire being …

Science

Prime Day: Amazon Offers DNA Testing at Bargain Basement Prices

The deals illustrate booming interest in hi-tech consumer science.<p>Spitting into a test tube and shipping it off to a corporate lab is all the rage as …

Science

Amazon Prime Day 2018: 23andMe's Genetics + Health DNA kit is on sale for $99 (AKA the lowest we've ever seen)

DNA testing kits are one of those things that are on most everyone's bucket list. But regardless of how cool they are, it may be hard to justify …

Biology

This 23andMe DNA Test Kit provides 75+ online genetic reports for $100 (Reg. $150+)

As part of Prime Day 2018, Amazon offers the 23andMe DNA Test with Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service for <b>$99.99 shipped</b>. That’s $50+ off the rate it typically fetches and is the lowest price we have seen this year. This kit provides you with everything needed to test from home without the …

Gear & Gadgets

23andMe's Popular DNA Test Kit Is $200 Off for Amazon Prime Day Right Now

Amazon Prime Day isn’t over just yet: The online retail giant is still dishing out deals on thousands of its best-selling products. Just when you …

Shopping

Genetic Technologies Limited Announces Expansion of Genetic Risk Assessment Tests and October Launch of New Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer Tests

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX:GTG) (GENE) (“Company”), a diversified molecular …

Breast Cancer

Could Chernobyl Wolves Be Spreading Mutations?

Animals<p>A new study raises the possibility that Chernobyl's wolves could spread radiation-caused mutations to other European wolf populations.<p>Wild animals have free range around northern Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, which spread radiation …

Biology

Genetically testing human embryos: what you need to know about the debate

Screening embryos for genetic abnormalities in IVF was first successfully performed in 1989, resulting in the birth of the Munday twins. A test to …

Genetics

No help for the infertile in Africa

Infertility comes with devastating social, cultural, emotional and economic consequences for young couples in Africa. Access to assisted reproductive …

Africa

The Best DNA Test Kit for Ancestry Is 50% Off For Amazon Prime Day

You can get the kit for under $50 today.<p>People are pretty obsessed with ancestry DNA test kits—and it's easy to see why. All you have to do is spit into a saliva collection kit, pop the kit in the mail, and wait. Then, six to eight weeks later you have a wealth of interesting information about your …

Lifestyle

Australian experiment kills over 80% of disease-spreading mosquitoes

In an experiment, Australian scientists killed more than 80% of the mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, Zika and chikungunya by using a …

Science

I Took A DNA Test and Discovered I Was Conceived with Donor Sperm

—<i>I know I need to see a therapist, and I’m on it, but I was also wondering if you or your readers might be able to offer me advice. Recently, I did</i> …

Biology

Fighting Cancer With Cancer: Scientists Use CRISPR To Tweak Tumor Cells And Make Them Attack ‘Their Own Kind’

When injected back into the body, the CRISPR-edited cancer cells target the tumor from where they came and unleash a surprise attack.<p>Cancer cells …

Cancer

For Some African-Americans, Genetic Testing Reopens Past Wounds

Late last year, Justina Crawford decided to swab the inside of her mouth for a saliva sample to do a DNA test.<p>Ms. Crawford, a 30-year-old working in Boston who is African-American, had never done a DNA test before because she worried about who would have access to her genetic information. But her …

Health Information

The surprising 'family bombshell' discovered after DNA test

After taking an online DNA test, ABC News' Whit Johnson tells "20/20" he made a connection he never knew existed that changed his father's life …

Biology

What Does This Deep-Sea Expedition Mean For The Indigenous Haida Nation?

The archipelago of Haida Gwaii sits 62 miles off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, where members of the Haida nation have lived for millennia and currently make up half of the islands’ 5000-person population. The Haida Nation’s territory consists of the islands of Haida Gwaii, land in …

Biology

What is CRISPR? Here's EXACTLY how 'gene editing' works and the complicated moral dilemma it creates

Gene editing using CRISPR is a bit of a divisive subject at the moment.<p>To scientists, it's a revolutionary technique which more applications than we …

Genetics

Think You've Got Nothing to Hide? Think Again — Why Data Privacy Affects Us All

We all hear about privacy, but do we really understand what this means? According to privacy law expert Robert B. Standler, privacy is “the …

Privacy

New method identifies the proteins that unpack DNA

A new method makes it possible to systematically identify specialized proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense …

Science

Ditching the doctor? What to know about home health tests

Medical tests save lives. Discovering diseases before they become more serious can mean the difference between life and death. But many Americans say …

Biology