Who’s Your Daddy? The Science of DNA Ancestry

Who’s Your Daddy? The Science of DNA Ancestry

Hey—Check Out Those Genes! There’s an old saying, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you can’t know where you’re going.” We used to rely on paper birth certificates, marriage licenses and memory to help discover where we’ve come from; but paper gets damaged,...
Decoding Your Genes

Decoding Your Genes

The Skinny On DNA Testing 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) recently found itself back in the limelight after the disease risk section of its mail-in DNA kit received an OK from the FDA. The Silicon Valley biotech had to halt sales of its direct-to-consumer genetics testing...

Gene Chips 101

PERSONAL GENOMICS TURNS HEADS IN BIOTECH 23andMe, the Silicon Valley based personal genomics company named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes in a normal human cell, is turning a few heads in the biotechnology industry lately. After a very public and still unresolved...