Finding out my father lied about his heritage has forced me to radically question who I am

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Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously estimated, according to a new analysis published in GENETICS

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The FDA on Wednesday cleared the first DNA test meant to be marketed directly to consumers to help them determine how well certain drugs may work for them. The test was developed by 23andMe and, as with other tests from the consumer genetics giant, customers will be able to simply mail in a spit sample to get results

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A new video from Jill Rosenbaum at Retro Report, in association with American Experience, premiering on The Atlantic today, depicts some major bioethics quandaries that have resulted from advances in genetic screening technology. Watch now

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A father reflects on an experience that is becoming more common

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Advance reveals genetic factors that require mammals to reproduce using two sexes

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New biomedical techniques, like next-generation genome sequencing, are creating vast amounts of data and transforming the scientific landscape. They’re leading to unimaginable breakthroughs – but leaving researchers racing to keep up

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Julia Brody writes, “My lab has been doing that for years.”

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