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The first baby born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) celebrates her 40th birthday on July 25. This is a landmark not only for Louise Brown but also for the millions of others whose lives have been impacted...

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to administration’s policy of separating families at the border. But the administration hasn’t figured out how to reunite the parents and children that have already been split apart. A day after...

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It’s time again for the one sporting event that has literally stopped wars. Beginning on June 14, the World Cup...

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For nine frustrating years, Lesley and John Brown tried to conceive a child but failed because of her blocked fallopian...

Biopolitical Times

The popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, so has concern...

The explosion of reality television has dramatically altered how we think about celebrities, everyday life, and the boundary between the...

The stories of women in India who sell their eggs rarely make news. Typically, neither the sellers in these transactions...

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By Gina Kolata, The New York Times | 07.02.2018

Dr. Joshua Clayton, a 29-year-old radiology resident at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, wanted to learn about his ancestry. So he sent a sample of his saliva to 23andMe, the genetic testing company.

His report was pretty mundane —...

By Heather Murphy, The New York Times | 06.27.2018

When the Golden State Killer case was cracked in April with the help of a genealogist and an open-source ancestry site, many wondered if this was the new frontier of criminal investigations.

This week all signs point to yes.

In...

By Katherine Drabiak, Washington Post | 06.25.2018

The Food and Drug Administration not long ago announced its authorization that permits genetics testing company 23andMe to market a test for gene mutations associated with risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

In response, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki asserted...

By Megan Molteni, Wired | 06.22.2018

In the unfolding family separation crisis at the US-Mexico border, one thing has become increasingly clear; the federal government lacks any real plan for reuniting children with their parents.

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that would keep...

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