Genetics

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Scientists and Ethicists Encourage Caution at Gene Summit
Genetics

Scientists and Ethicists Encourage Caution at Gene Summit

The effectiveness and safety of gene editing is still unknown.
FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers
Personal Health

FDA Clears 23andMe to Provide (Some) Genetic Data to Customers

The startup can now market direct-to-consumer genetic tests that include carrier status, wellness trait and ancestry reports.
Laura Entis
New Research Shows DNA Can Be Altered by Trauma, Passed On to Offspring
Genetics

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
Scientists Say They Can Recreate Living Dinosaurs Within the Next 5 Years
Genetics

Scientists Say They Can Recreate Living Dinosaurs Within the Next 5 Years

Get this: The renowned paleontologist who inspired 'Jurassic Park' is attempting to recreate dinosaurs by reversing the evolution of the modern-day chicken.
Geoff Weiss
Meet Color Genomics, the Startup That Wants to Make Genetic Testing Less Expensive
Genetic Testing

Meet Color Genomics, the Startup That Wants to Make Genetic Testing Less Expensive

The Silicon Valley startup just raised $15 million in funding from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Yahoo's Jerry Yang and other high-profile investors.
Leena Rao
23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money
Make More Happen

23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money

The company just announced a lucrative deal with the biotech firm Genetech, and says many similar deals are in the works.
Laura Entis
Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever
Health

Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

The average life expectancy for babies born in 2012 -- the latest year researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- is a record-setting 78.8 years. Can Google eventually help double that number?
Laura Entis
Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health
Health

Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

Big data, meet genetic data. Baseline Study, a Google X project, will collect genetic information from volunteers in order to refine the detection and prevention of diseases.
Laura Entis
Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now
Procrastination

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastination may be hereditary, but that doesn't get you off the hook: It's still possible to develop better habits and change your behavior.
Laura Entis
Are Entrepreneurs' Brains Wired Differently?
Entrepreneurs

Are Entrepreneurs' Brains Wired Differently?

Entrepreneurs approach decision-making differently. But is that nature or nurture?
Scott Shane
This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'
Health

This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'

Craig Venter, best known for being one of the first people to sequence the human genome, launched a new company Tuesday that will focus on how we can live longer and healthier lives.
Laura Entis