23andMe, Ancestry and others agree to genetic privacy guidelines
They’ll obtain ‘express consent’ before sharing certain data.
GSK to use 23andMe’s DNA library in drug development
The new partnership gives GSK access to a huge database of DNA information.
CRISPR might cause more unintended DNA damage than we thought
A new study found that the gene-editing technique caused major DNA deletions.
Lab-made embryos may save near-extinct rhino species
A new technique could bring northern white rhinos back from the brink.
DNA synthesis breakthrough could lead to faster medical discoveries
It promises more affordable products, too.
Scientists are building a DNA database to fight illegal logging
And they're using citizen scientists to collect samples.
California Rep. requests 23andMe to help reunite children with families
It's unclear whether the DNA-testing company will assist.
Bavarian police can use DNA to find suspects’ eye and hair color
Some are wondering if the methods can be used responsibly.
DNA is just another way we can’t opt out of data sharing
Your family tree might contain a few bad apples.