Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities
Coronavirus’s Genetics Hint at its Cryptic Spread in Communities

Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.

Contact tracing and genetic testing reveal how SARS-CoV-2 circulated among individuals for weeks, especially in the US, before being detected.

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Top Technical Advances of 2019
Top Technical Advances of 2019
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2019
From artificial intelligence to pluripotent stem cells, this year saw the publication of a bevy of intriguing new methods, as well as tweaks to existing protocols.
Accuracy of Genotyping Chips Called into Question
Accuracy of Genotyping Chips Called into Question
Grace Browne | Jul 24, 2019
Chips used by some direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms display a false positive rate of upwards of 85 percent when screening for rare variants, a new study finds.  
Infographic: DNA Detection with a Chip
Infographic: DNA Detection with a Chip
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers combine CRISPR technology with a graphene transistor to create an electronic sensor for particular DNA sequences.
Digital DNA Detection
Digital DNA Detection
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
A CRISPR-based electronic sensor flags target DNA sequences at high speed.
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?
Doctors Report World’s Second Case of “Semi-Identical” Twins
Doctors Report World’s Second Case of “Semi-Identical” Twins
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2019
The extremely rare event, thought to be caused by two sperm cells fertilizing the same egg simultaneously, was last reported in 2007.
Genes and Blues
Genes and Blues
Bob Grant | Sep 30, 2018
Learning about your own genetic idiosyncrasies comes with complex emotions.
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
John D. Loike | Aug 16, 2018
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
Catherine Offord | Jun 6, 2018
A security researcher found the email addresses and encrypted passwords of more than 92 million users of the genealogy site on a private server outside the company.