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A proposed California law would prohibit DNA testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe from sharing customer DNA information with outside parties without their consent.
The president of one of the country’s largest at-home genetic testing companies has apologized to its users for failing to disclose that it was sharing DNA data with federal investigators.
If you're thinking of freezing your eggs, you probably want to know how likely you are to get pregnant from a round of IVF. But looking at the success rate for each individual egg (the much lower number) ignores the fact that a round of IVF will involve several eggs.
Side effects of OHSS can range from nausea and vomiting to severe bloating and blood clots. In the worst cases, OHSS can be fatal.
eggs under a microscope
By Alison Motluk, UNDARK | 02.24.2020

In the summer of 2017, Julie Johnson saw a Facebook ad about egg donation. Somebody out there — an older...

tweezers removing a piece of DNA
By Ethan J. Weiss, STAT | 02.21.2020

I’m a doctor. I strive to fix things that are broken. Hearts, mostly. But my daughter Ruthie has forever changed...

NYBD police car door
By Edgar Sandoval, The New York Times | 02.20.2020

Two years ago, detectives offered a 12-year-old boy they had arrested a McDonald’s soda during questioning. When the boy left,...

an elderly woman's hands
By Judith Graham, The New York Times | 02.20.2020

Do I know I’m at risk for developing dementia? You bet.

My father died of Alzheimer’s disease at age 72;...

white baby crawling on a green background
By Dolli Player and Alicia Matsuura, The Daily Universe [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.18.2020

In the early 2000s, genome editing seemed like the answer to parents who carried latent genes that could result in...

DNA gel test
By Amy Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal | 02.14.2020

Stephen Wald took a home DNA test in 2018, hoping to explore his family ancestry with his two young children....

abstract image of a fingerprint
By Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch | 02.11.2020

A state senator in California is introducing legislation designed to provide more oversight over direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies.

The new...

latex gloves and a home DNA test swab and vial
By David Lazarus , Los Angeles Times [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 02.10.2020

These have been rough days for the DNA-testing business — an industry that sprang up seemingly overnight with promises of...