Seizing on the surging popularity of at-home DNA testing kits, top academic medical institutions are opening clinics that promise to probe much deeper into your DNA — if you’re willing to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars out of pocket to learn about disease risks that may be lurking in your genes

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The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had handed over her Medicare and Social Security numbers — and allowed them to swab her cheek to collect her DNA

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Amid concerns over two-tier health system, new scheme will read volunteers’ DNA for free

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The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’s genetic privacy

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Donald Cline must have thought no one would ever know. Then DNA testing came along.

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Discovering and designing a new drug is one of the most challenging tasks in the biological sciences. It takes over 10 years and about US$2.6 billion to bring an average drug to market

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The bill would have required you to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege

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Seeking to build a central identification platform, Kenya is storing the fingerprints, eyes, faces, voices, DNA, and location of its nearly 50-million population, and linking the data to everything from identity cards to access to education, health, and social services

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