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Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents

By Diana Kwon | April 13, 2018

The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.

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Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service

By Bob Grant | April 6, 2015

The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.

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The Price of DNA IDs

By Jef Akst | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Horse Meat in Taco Bell Beef

By Dan Cossins | March 4, 2013

Tests showed that beef products sold at some of Taco Bell’s European restaurants contained horse DNA, dragging the fast-food chain into a growing food fraud scandal in Europe.

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Ancient Pharaoh Was Murdered

By Jef Akst | December 18, 2012

DNA samples and CT scans reveal that Ramesses III likely had his throat slashed by his son and other conspirators.

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Better Forensic Science Needed

By Jef Akst | August 24, 2012

Speakers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Philadelphia this week call for researchers to help improve forensic practices.

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