Q&A: George Church’s Genome Up for Auction
Q&A: George Church’s Genome Up for Auction
A founder of the field of synthetic biology is selling data from his own DNA as a nonfungible token, or NFT, through Nebula Genomics, a personal genome company he cofounded.
Q&A: George Church’s Genome Up for Auction
Q&A: George Church’s Genome Up for Auction

A founder of the field of synthetic biology is selling data from his own DNA as a nonfungible token, or NFT, through Nebula Genomics, a personal genome company he cofounded.

A founder of the field of synthetic biology is selling data from his own DNA as a nonfungible token, or NFT, through Nebula Genomics, a personal genome company he cofounded.

consumer genomics
What Your DNA Can’t Tell You
What Your DNA Can’t Tell You
Diana Kwon | Oct 2, 2019
Companies are selling reports about a wide range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral traits to consumers based on their genomic data, but such tests have a number of limitations.
MyHeritage Launches Health-Related Genetic Test, Ignites Debate
MyHeritage Launches Health-Related Genetic Test, Ignites Debate
Catherine Offord | Jul 9, 2019
Its screen for selected variants of some disease-linked genes gives customers an incomplete picture of their risk—do they know?
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2017
An exploration of the genetics of earlobe attachment is just the latest collaborative research project to come out of the personal genetic testing company.
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2015
With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.
Genome Sequencing Standards
Genome Sequencing Standards
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2015
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Bob Grant | Apr 6, 2015
The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.
GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub
GeneHub’s Crowdfunding Flub
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2014
A campaign to build a direct-to-consumer genome sequencing service pulls the plug after two days of fundraising.
Week in Review: July 7–11
Week in Review: July 7–11
Tracy Vence | Jul 11, 2014
Assessing mtDNA mutations among healthy people; heritability of intelligence; epigenetic inheritance of maternal malnutrition markers; consumers buy into DNA ancestry
DNA Ancestry for All
DNA Ancestry for All
Tracy Vence | Jul 9, 2014
Big ad campaigns and celebrity involvement have helped increase public interest in genetic genealogy, but helping consumers understand their DNA ancestry testing results remains difficult.
The Right to Know—or Not
The Right to Know—or Not
Tracy Vence | Dec 12, 2013
Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.
FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits
FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration blocks the marketing of unapproved genetic tests.  
New Genome Resource
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 11, 2012
Members of the Personal Genome Project have created software aimed at helping researchers tease apart genetic differences between individuals.
Gene Patent Stirs Controversy
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2012
A genetic testing company fields concerns that their latest gene patent goes against their "core beliefs" regarding access to genetic information.