DNA

How a $9 Billion Startup Deceived Silicon Valley

Author John Carreyrou of 'Bad Blood' -- which documents the rise and fall of Theranos -- explains how Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes got away with deception for as long as she did.

· 8 min read

Very Unattractive People Earn Significantly More Money, Study Says

Beautiful people arguably have an easier life -- they're happier, healthier, and have more friends. But a new study turns this theory on its head.

Lindsay Dodgson

· 2 min read

Need Extra Storage? Try DNA.

In a case of technology meets biology, scientists in labs across the country are experimenting with synthetic DNA as a storage medium, most notably Microsoft and the University of Washington.

Troy Dreier

· 13 min read

David Meyer

· 2 min read

Being a Morning Person Is in Your DNA, Says 23andMe

The results of the new study point to 15 different DNA locations associated with being "a morning person."

Hilary Brueck

· 2 min read

Scientists and Ethicists Encourage Caution at Gene Summit

The effectiveness and safety of gene editing is still unknown.

Reuters

· 2 min read

Are We 5 Years Away From Being Able to Reverse Aging?

One Harvard Medical School genetics professor thinks so.

Laura Entis

· 2 min read

Genetically-Altered Mosquitoes May Be Key to Eradicating Malaria, Study Shows

Scientists at the University of California inserted heritable, malaria-blocking genes into mosquitoes and observed encouraging results.

Laura Entis

· 3 min read

New Research Shows DNA Can Be Altered by Trauma, Passed On to Offspring

We pass down more than just height and eye color. Science has shown that we can pass down our environmental experiences through DNA.

Carly Okyle

· 4 min read

Steve Dent

· 2 min read

Understand Your Entrepreneurial DNA Before You Start Up

Do you fall into one of these four quadrants? Determining your type can help you get off on the right foot.

Martin Zwilling

· 4 min read

Amazon, Google Race to Get Your DNA Into the Cloud

Both companies are seeking bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.

Reuters

· 6 min read