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F.D.A. Demands a Halt to a DNA Test Kit’s Marketingby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesNovember 25th, 2013The F.D.A. said that 23andMe has failed to provide adequate evidence that its Personal Genome Service provides accurate results.
What Huxley Knewby J. P. HarpigniesLetter to the New York TimesNovember 24th, 2013Huxley’s assembly-line baby factories were an exaggeration, but it’s a mistake to dismiss too quickly his fears about the genetic manipulation of the species.
Only Two Genes Maketh the Man... or Mouseby Bob HolmesNew ScientistNovember 21st, 2013The defining genetic feature of maleness, the Y chromosome, contains only two genes that are absolutely essential for male function – at least in mice.
Calico Enlists a Genetics A-Team for its Mysterious Anti-Aging Ventureby Christina FarrVenture BeatNovember 20th, 2013In September, Google announced a mysterious new venture to combat death itself. This week, Calico revealed that it is reaching out to genetics superstars.
24,000-Year-Old Body Shows Kinship to Europeans and American Indiansby Nicholas WadeThe New York TimesNovember 20th, 2013The genome of a young boy buried in eastern Siberia some 24,000 years ago has turned out to hold two surprises: his DNA matches that of Western Europeans and also a large proportion of the DNA of living Native Americans.
Genetic Testing Leaves More Patients Living in Limboby Amy Dockser MarcusThe Wall Street JournalNovember 20th, 2013The expanding use of genetic testing is having an unforeseen consequence: More people are being told they have genes for potentially fatal diseases but don't show any symptoms.
Company Patenting Tech for Designing Babies[With CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by John FowlerKTVUNovember 20th, 2013Biotechnology may give parents unprecedented choices. Fertility clinics already use pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to select traits for some in-vitro babies, but intentional manipulation might create ethical nightmares.
Genetic Testing Falls Flat in Large Patient Drug Trialsby Susan YoungMIT Technology ReviewNovember 19th, 2013Three large clinical trials show little benefit to analyzing the genes of patients to find the right dose of blood thinners.
In Defence of Privacyby Dr Stuart HogarthBioNewsNovember 18th, 2013Not everyone is convinced that the public disclosure policy of the Personal Genome Project is the best response to the difficulties of safeguarding genomic confidentiality.
Developing a Fax Machine to Copy Life on Marsby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesNovember 17th, 2013J. Craig Venter wants to detect life on Mars and bring it to Earth using a device called a digital biological converter.
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