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Tracing genealogies has become immensely popular of late, and numerous companies offer to help you search through historical records or analyze your DNA. The pastime is no doubt enlivened by the scintillating possibility that you might discover noble blood,...

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In 2011, poet and writer George Estreich wrote about the impact of biotechnology on family life in his first book, The Shape of the Eye. The memoir centers on how his family’s life was changed, and enriched, by the...

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Scientists have long known what causes sickle-cell disease and its devastating effects: a single mutation in one errant gene....

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies used to focus on ailments and ancestry, and were marketed directly to the people tested. But...

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