The darker side of DNA tests reveals itself when a company overpromises their diagnostic abilities, providing an avenue for people to seek astrology-style answers to questions that should be addressed by medical experts.
The use of genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigations raises a number of issues about transparency and privacy.
A research team in Canada has tested the use of environmental DNA to ease the process of identifying and surveying aquatic plants.
A small town in northern Minnesota is paving the way for police departments in their efforts to process and mitigate huge backlogs of untested rape kits.
New York City's crime lab has been a pioneer nationally in analyzing especially difficult DNA samples. But the recent disclosure of the source code for its proprietary software is raising new questions about accuracy.