The Distance

The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Dennis Lo tells The Observer that, back in 1997 when he and his colleagues published their finding that fetal DNA could be found in the mother's bloodstream, he was astonished that people "didn't realize how far this technology could go. They thought you could use it only to tell the sex of the baby."

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In PLOS this week: GWAS links gene to noise-induced hearing loss in mice, population genetics of malaria parasites, and more.

Nautilus' Alexandra Ossola examines how Tay-Sachs disease jump-started the genetic disease testing field.

FASEB says guidelines proposed by the NIH to bolster research reproducibility are premature and don't take the full range of scientific studies into consideration.

Liquid biopsies and DNA tests may be able to tell physicians whether a cancer patient is relapsing, the New York Times reports.