Can science fiction help us grapple with gene editing?

Nov 29, 2018
You had to know we were going to talk about "Gattaca."
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Who owns the results of genetic testing?

Oct 16, 2018
Personal data from genetic tests has been used in drug development and research.
A visitor views a digital representation of the human genome in 2001 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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Who owns the results of genetic testing?

Oct 16, 2018
Personal data from genetic tests has been used in drug development and research.
A visitor views a digital representation of the human genome in 2001 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Not white? Ancestry services don't work so well. Companies are looking for fixes.

May 25, 2018
More people of color need to take DNA tests to improve the results, but people of color won't buy kits if they don't provide worthwhile information.
Ancestry.com can reveal DNA information from 289 regions in Europe and four regions in Asia.
courtesy Michael Kim

Gene editing for fresher fruit, leaner pigs

Mar 28, 2018
But … do we even want that?

Why 23andMe wants your genetic data

Apr 19, 2017
CEO Anne Wojcicki hopes the collective power of health information will advance research.
"In some ways the world is just starting, but in some ways I think we've really driven a lot of change," said 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki.
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Our most immutable material

Mar 16, 2016
23andMe’s Kate Black on protecting genetic data.
23andMe provides genetics testing to customers. 
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