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Genetics

Genes account for about 80% of a child's risk of developing autism, a massive new study finds. Here's what parents need to know.
The commercial, set in the Civil War era, features a white man asking a black woman to escape to the North with him so they can “be together.”
Certain genetic markers can influence your preferences for sweet vs. salty, but you can’t blame them entirely for poor eating habits.
My inaccurate results meant I had been carrying around a devastatingly unnecessary burden for more than a decade.
This is what experts know so far about how family history plays a role in getting pregnant.
From life insurance issues to increased anxiety, read about some possible outcomes before you swab.
A Chinese scientist claims to have used a new gene-editing technique to genetically modify babies for the first time.
As prenatal testing reduces their numbers at birth, an advocacy group argues they belong on the endangered list.
Amber Olsen is racing against time to fund a gene therapy that might save her dying 5-year-old from a rare genetic disease.
In January, I found out I had the mutated BRCA1 gene.
Your family's health history can offer clues into your own well-being.
Experts break down whether family history plays a role.
Genetic testing and counseling rates among women of color and men in general are still too low.
Before you sign up for a home DNA test, learn more from this couple's story.
The FDA’s recent OK is a step backward for efforts to increase genetic testing access.
"We wanted to make sure we could find a...way to help other couples avoid a similar tragedy."
I wasn't prepared for a whole range of new emotions too complex to fit in a pie chart.
At-home DNA testing options are becoming practically mainstream these days, as we’ve all seen kits (think 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA
Humans may have migrated out of Africa much earlier than scientists previously believed.