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You wouldn't think that genealogy websites would have much need to defend copyrights, but they're apparently quite zealous -- so long as you're interested in alien spaceships, at least. Ancestry.com has forced enthusiast site The Black Vault to take down legions of declassified US records on UFO r...

February 8th 2015 at 7:57pm 0 Comments
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The genetic samples you send to 23andMe aren't just useful for discovering your roots or potential illnesses -- they could soon help pharmaceutical research, too. The company has struck a deal that opens its DNA research platform to Pfizer's scientists, letting them use the data to quickly find li...

January 13th 2015 at 5:50am 0 Comments
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For more than five years, 23andMe has sent out personalized DNA test kits, offering consumers hundreds of clinical reports on their genetic risk for everything from diabetes to prostate cancer. Its mission to educate customers about their health and ancestry appears to have been dealt a blow, howe...

November 25th 2013 at 10:46am 0 Comments
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You could mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic by going to see a 3D version of a 15-year-old film. Or, if you're so inclined, you can do some more serious research on the matter, checking out what Ancestry.com claims is "the most comprehensive online collection of records relating to the passenge...

April 10th 2012 at 11:16am 0 Comments
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Time Magazine has released its annual Best Inventions issue, and topping the list is the 23andMe retail DNA test, a kit which which offers consumers 23 clinical reports on their genetic risk for everything from Psoriasis to Prostate Cancer. It may not be as well known as last year's iPhone (or Yo...

November 3rd 2008 at 10:59pm 0 Comments