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In Canada, it’s illegal to pay for the services of a surrogate mother or to purchase human gametes — sperm and eggs. These prohibitions are entrenched in the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. Some Liberal members of Parliament want to...

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - After two recent failures of cryotanks storing eggs and embryos, a number of agencies and organizations are investigating fertility clinics in Cleveland and San Francisco. But a lack of federal oversight of the industry leaves it unclear...

In 1942, 18-year-old Iris Lopez, a Mexican-American woman, started working at the Calship Yards in Los Angeles. Working on the...

In a disappointing and deeply divided opinion released today, the California Supreme Court upheld a state law law mandating DNA...

A genealogy chart made up of pink and blue rectangles used by Snohomish County Sheriff to identify suspect in 1987 murder case.

In 1987, Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, a couple from Canada, were brutally killed while they were...

Illustration of a tree draped with a banner that reads "EUGENICS." The roots of the tree have the names of various disciplines on them, e.g. genetics, genealogy, biology, history.

As appalling as it sounds today, the practice of sterilizing mentally ill women and men to prevent them from passing...

A hand in latex gloves holds a row of small plastic tubes between thumb and index finger

The remarkable sleuthing method that tracked down the Golden State Killer was not a one-off. A company in Virginia is...

the contents of a 23 and Me test kit: test tube with funnel and two white caps in a white and green box

Aggressive marketing techniques and the popularization of “gifting” recreational ancestry tests has led more consumers than ever to the world...

A pair of hands holds a small dish filled with gel, out of focus, hand-labeled jars on the table

WASHINGTON — As a teenager, Keoni Gandall already was operating a cutting-edge research laboratory in his bedroom in Huntington Beach,...

Oocyte with zona pellucida

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

Black and white photo of a pregnant abdomen

This Mother’s Day, many women (and men) around the globe are struggling to have children, turning to a variety of...

FDA building, sign in front has the logos of FDA, HHS, and US Public Health Service

The DOJ and FDA are seeking permanent injunctions in federal court against two of the most widespread and influential of...