Scores of people born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure

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The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed

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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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Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun Raviv explores the rights – and duties – of doctors, patients and families

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Inside the controversial world of epigenetics research

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Hints emerge that past environments could have influenced psychiatric disorders

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Gene therapy is about ready to be the next big thing. The prospect of treating diseases by tinkering with DNA has a long history of both promise and frustration. Steady progress means 2017 should be the year the technology finally hits the U.S. market. The problem may be figuring out how to pay for cures

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The director of the Progress Educational Trust says that only continued research will tell us what we can – or cannot – do with this powerful new technology

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