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Senator Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA analysis bolstering her family’s belief that their ancestry is partly Native American. She did this as an understandable response to more than six years of political attacks, including specific demands that she be tested. But promoting such a test is extremely problematic.

The result does not prove that Warren is or even could be a member of the Cherokee tribe. As she herself tweeted, “DNA & family history has...

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly endorsed the use of genome editing to engineer the traits of future children and generations. The council’s report, Genome editing...

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A wave of controversy about reproductive gene editing gathered force in response to reports in 2015 of the first CRISPR...

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The dramatic pace of scientific discoveries in recent decades has not only led to remarkable improvements in domains such as...

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Five years ago, Time magazine published the cover story illustrated at left: Can Google Solve Death? We have an answer:...

As part of the American Experience series, PBS has produced a documentary and website about the 20th-century eugenics movement in...

Senator Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA analysis bolstering her family’s belief that their ancestry is partly...

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By Sharon Begley, Stat News | 11.06.2018

Millions of amateur genealogists assembling family trees on Ancestry.com probably figure they’re just finding lost relatives and assessing their genetic proximity to Prince Harry, but in fact they have unintentionally made a significant contribution to science. An analysis of 54...

By Debra Bruno, The Washington Post | 11.03.2018

The other day, Ancestry.com told me that my mother was my mother.

Phew.

I was starting to wonder about some of the peculiar results that I’d been seeing from the two DNA testing companies I used.

Yes, I’m the kind...

By Yale University, Phys | 11.01.2018

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials are looking at gene editing as a tool in the fight against Lyme disease. And scientists are using gene technology...

By Erik Stokstad, Science | 11.01.2018

LONDON—In the first attempt of its kind, researchers plan to sequence all known species of eukaryotic life—66,000 species of animals, plants, fungi, and protozoa—in a single country, the United Kingdom. The announcement was made here today at the official...

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