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DNA Day 2016: Get tested, learn more about what makes you unique

DNA Day 2016: Get tested, learn more about what makes you unique In this month alone, we’ve covered three different stories about how we’re using DNA to solve major problems.If genealogy interests you, AncestryDNA is selling for $79 per kit, and Family Tree DNA kits start at $79 too.

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression

Crowdsourced genetics study ferrets out the hereditary roots of depression But in at least one arena, we really are better off together, and that’s when it comes to crowdsourced genetics studies.The real plaudits go to those individuals who gave permission to share their data and make possible the study.

You can finally get an FDA-approved genetic test for diseases from 23andMe

You can finally get an FDA-approved genetic test for diseases from 23andMe Now, the service is allowed to tell users if they're at risk for 10 diseases:  The FDA noted in its announcement that this is the first approved use of direct-to-consumer tests for genetic risks.The information provided by 23andMe won't involve actual diagnoses of diseases — only the genetic risk of having them.

Far More People Than Thought Are Carrying Rare Genetic Diseases

Far More People Than Thought Are Carrying Rare Genetic Diseases In fact, the comparison of evolution to a gambler might be the most apt, and nowhere is this more evident than in reference to genetic diseases like hemophilia.Now a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests far more people than previously thought are carrying variants of rare genetic diseases and could force us to redefine what is considered a healthy genome.

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests. Some don’t like what they find.

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests. Some don’t like what they find. But like Cobb, many are disappointed to find out that their ancestry is not as “white” as they’d hoped.And some of those critiques — while emerging from deep-seated racism — are close to scientists’ own qualms about commercial genetic ancestry testing.