CGS in the News

By Sarah Russo, The Technoskeptic [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 08.01.2018

A common belief of technocentrism is that if we have the ability, why not use it? The rapid advancements in genetic testing requires ongoing public awareness. Direct-to-consumer companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com get access to users’ DNA, which is used...

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By David Lazarus, The Los Angeles Times [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.12.2018

A DNA test found that I’m 72.3% of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, thanks to ancestors from Ukraine. I expected as much....

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By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy DC Bureau [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.01.2018

For DNA testing companies, the genetic code that customers pay to have analyzed is a gift that keeps on giving....

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By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy DC Bureau [Cites CGS' Leah Lowthorp] | 05.31.2018

Curious about their roots, consumers are spending tens of millions of dollars each year getting their DNA tested and then...

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By Erica Evans, Deseret News [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 05.30.2018

Lynn Schwiebert was 67-years-old when she decided to figure out who she really was.

She had spent years tracing her...

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By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy DC Bureau [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 05.29.2018

It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life....

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By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 05.14.2018

When future historians look back on the 21st century, one of the most iconic photos may be...

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By Tina Hesman Saey, Science News [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 04.29.2018

Using DNA to find a killer sounds easy: Upload some DNA to a database, get a match and — bingo...

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By Malcolm Ritter, AP [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 04.18.2018

So you want to have a baby.

Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting...