Learning your genetic makeup has never been easier than it is in 2017.
President Donald Trump is obsessed with breeding.
A study has found that the pups of stressed mother mice were more likely to exhibit binge-eating later in life.
Not long ago, having a baby was a fairly straightforward venture. When a couple decided to have a child, they’d ditch the birth control pills and dim the lights. But with no plastic wand with twin purple lines to offer instant at-home confirmation, there was no easy way to gauge success.
When Joselin Linder’s father William died of a sudden and debilitating mystery disease in his late 40s, she didn’t realize that it was the marker of a deadly gene that was stalking her family. Twenty years on, she, her sister and her cousins live under the shadow of a gene variant that seems to have uniquely appeared three generations earlier in her family. Although progressing rapidly, genetic science still has no answers for the gene that Linder carries, nor a cure.
23andMe has won approval to test for a host of genetically-linked illnesses, including Gaucher’s Disease, which primarily affects Jews.
Because of her genetic makeup, Sarah faced a series of hard choices when she decided to have children — but she was glad the choices were hers to make.
Israelis have wholeheartedly embraced genetic testing to create the “perfect baby,” but that quest raises ethical and legal questions.
Ari Feldman talks to Times columnist Carl Zimmer about the secrets, the history and the biology of Zimmer’s own genome.
When Harvey Singer’s prostate cancer was supposedly in remission, he noticed something alarming in his blood tests. Here’s why men should learn from his example.