Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories

Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.

Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.

opinion, cancer, culture, immunology
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2018
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.
Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Man’s Cancer
Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Man’s Cancer
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 13, 2018
A San Francisco court levels $289 Million in damages against the pesticide maker.
Effort to Reproduce Cancer Studies Scales Down to 18 Papers
Effort to Reproduce Cancer Studies Scales Down to 18 Papers
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2018
The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology initially aimed to replicate the results of 50 high-impact research articles.
Officially Intelligent
Officially Intelligent
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2018
Humanity is on the precipice of major change. Some fear a world ruled by bots. I fear a world ruled by people.
Opinion: Learning from Immunotherapy’s Recent Failures
Opinion: Learning from Immunotherapy’s Recent Failures
Luis Felipe Campesato | Aug 1, 2018
The promise of immunotherapy is real. We now need to figure out how to maximize the number of patients the approach benefits.
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
Third Retraction for Harvard Cancer Biologist
Third Retraction for Harvard Cancer Biologist
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 25, 2018
The move follows two major corrections to a 2011 Nature paper, in which researchers demonstrated that a natural compound selectively kills cancer cells.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2018
Accusations that Nazneen Rahman bullied employees at the Institute of Cancer Research in the U.K. stretch back 12 years.