Collection: Personal genetics

Consumer genetic testing, ancestry and more

  1. Tina
    Genetics

    Consumer DNA testing promises more than it delivers

    Chances are your DNA doesn’t contain dark secrets. But there may be lots of variety in results from testing company to company.

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    Genetics

    Special report: Genetic testing goes mainstream

    Consumer genetic tests may not tell customers that much about themselves. Science News delves into these tests in a multipart series.

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  3. Investigators take evidence out of Joseph DeAngelo's house
    Genetics

    New genetic sleuthing tools helped track down the Golden State Killer suspect

    DNA sleuths may have adapted new techniques for identifying John and Jane Does to track down a serial killer suspect.

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  4. Microbes

    Me and my microbiome

    Tina Hesman Saey tries out new services offering clients a peek at their own bacteria.

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