An unused 23andMe kit, displayed with box open and containing specimen bag, cotton swab, and vile container.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has, for the first time, granted permission to a company to provide limited...

Five young children are sitting on grass, smiling.

Now that we have the power to permanently alter humanity, should we?

This was the question at the heart of...

Beings 2015 Photograph: Twimg

The first day of BEINGS2015, “A Gathering of Global Thought Leaders to Reach Consensus on the Direction of Biotechnology...

A person's back is turned away from the camera as they hold a smart phone in their hands.

A new rumor is spreading that Apple may be leveraging its ubiquity to encourage iPhone owners to participate in DNA...

With gloved hands, a person inserts a liquid into a petri dish.

Britain is about to become the only country in the world to explicitly allow the inheritable genetic modification of humans....

A box of 23andMe's testing kit is pictured.

In late 2014, the Google-backed company 23andMe announced that it would start selling its direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic test in Canada and the...