While CRISPR technology is generating a new wave of optimism for curing neurological diseases, experts warn that it has to be one part of a larger approach.
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.
Federal regulation of research tissue from the deceased is prefaced on the assumption that the dead (tissue) stays dead. A new experiment suggests otherwise.
The Joseph DeAngelo case has raised concerns about the privacy of data produced by consumer genetic tests. But really, law enforcement should be using DNA evidence more often.
Children suffering from Rett Syndrome may have found hope in a drug combination that could potentially reverse disease symptoms by adjusting natural cellular functions.
Good science can combat misinformation, but it won't resolve public debates over homosexuality.
Turns out, our ancient ancestors' consumption of fermented fruits created a genetic mutation that be the cause of alcoholism in people today.
Biomedical researchers can see a future where genetic tests are used to treat and prevent many diseases before major symptoms even present themselves. But that future won't be possible without strong insurance protections for pre-existing conditions.
As we wrote earlier this year, the technology can be used in a plethora of positive ways, but there is far from a legal consensus.
The disease model of addiction offers addicts several ways forward—including getting drunk to beat alcoholism.
To better understand endangered species, study their genetics.
Genetic tests are becoming increasingly common, but a major medical organization argues that we should be cautious about testing children.
Genetic studies of living Native Americans and ancient remains are revising our theories about America’s first inhabitants.
A study finds a new link between mutations and intellectual disability, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore non-genetic factors.