Collection: Personal genetics

  1. illustration of DNA in a test tube
    Genetics

    What genetic tests from 23andMe, Veritas and Genos really told me about my health

    A Science News reporter tried out three consumer genetic testing companies to see what people really learn about their health.

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  2. 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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  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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