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

The 9-2 vote by the state Commission on Forensic Science lets cops investigating cases that pose a public...

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Chinese parents can now decode the genomes of their healthy newborns, revealing disease risks as well as the likelihood of physical traits like male-pattern baldness.

A Boston-based DNA sequencing company is offering to decode the complete genomes of newborns in...

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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...