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Federal investigators searched a California DNA testing lab Wednesday and hauled away boxes of documents as part of a health...

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The risks from home-based genetic testing kits to privacy as well as people’s health appear far greater than the supposed

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A very small study published in Nature Methods on May 29 found that supposedly precise gene editing may cause “...

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Twenty years ago, proponents of genetic engineering promised that GMO foods would increase yields, reduce pesticides, produce nutritious foods...

Policies

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A state commission voted this morning to adopt a controversial policy allowing police to perform familial DNA searches in certain...

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WASHINGTON — President Trump has promoted his first budget proposal as placing one mission above all else — keeping America...

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C. Randal Mills, the 45-year-old CEO of California’s $3 billion stem cell research program, is a man who loves his...

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New rule allows inmates to appeal lower courts decision

COLUMBUS—Inmates already on death row may appeal a lower court’s decision...

Society

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Chinese parents can now decode the genomes of their healthy newborns, revealing disease risks as well as the likelihood of

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Microscopic photo of intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

A startup called Darwin Life says it will use a controversial fertility technique to help forty-somethings get pregnant for $100,000.

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When people talk about the gene-editing technology CRISPR, it’s usually accompanied by adjectives like “revolutionary” or “world-changing...

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Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws banning interracial marriage, but the issues involved in the

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Perspectives

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Protecting abortion access for her, especially as conservatives try to push the definition of "life" earlier and earlier, feels just

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Surrounded by a darkened vignette, a doctor stands looking down towards the camera against two overhead lights. It is as if the camera or viewer is undergoing surgery.

Malissa Pineda was lying on her living room couch when her cellphone rang.

The caller’s voice sounded calm but insistent....

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Lately, the online patient support group I am part of, the XLH Network — short for X-linked hypophosphatemia, the genetic...

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China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely...