Topics

Technologies

A row of brightly colored blue, purple, yellow and red eggs sits in the snow

When 27-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting...

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...

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...

Policies

On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program. This...

The use of DNA for forensic purposes is long overdue for reassessment. The alleged identification of the so-called “Golden State...

The Canadian flag (Red, White, and the another Red strip with a red maple leaf in the middle of the white section of flag) waving in the trees in front of a large body of water.

Prime Minister Trudeau has stated it is time for Canadians to have a discussion about payment for surrogacy, eggs, and...

Large, empty wooden court room. 4 columns are across the wall behind the stand.

Here’s a double-negative brain twister with potentially huge financial ramifications and a Nobel Prize resting on the answer: For an...

Society

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...

*/
White pregnancy test with a light purple cap on a white background.

To all outward appearances, Louise Brown looked exactly the same as thousands of other babies when her blinking, slightly quizzical...

A shadow of a family of 5 holding hands in front of a sunset. Two parents, two toddlers, and a baby.

It’s a compelling narrative: A parent learns that his or her child has a fatal disease with no cure, and,...

Perspectives

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...

To contemplate the news that Our Bodies, Ourselves will cease updating its print and online information is to contemplate the...

David Reich, a professor of genetics at Harvard, is the author of a new best-selling book, Who We Are...

A mannequin of a human with DNA nucleotides (A, G, T, C) sequenced across it's body.

To the Editor:

In “ ‘Race’ in the Age of Modern Genetics” (Sunday Review, March 25), David Reich does...