With the rollout of Insitome's first app, consumers have the chance to explore their heritage in a new context that could reshape the ancestry testing market.
The Bay Area startup has designed a menu of apps related to sleep, caffeine metabolism, and other indications.
Ancestry.com tells BBC News that it is changing its terms of service after criticism.
Researchers found that direct-to-consumer genetic testing customers' primary motivation to share their genomic data was not to gain health specific knowledge.
The company has developed a suite of initial products focused on ancestry that will compete with offerings from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.
A South Carolina TV station employee gets differing results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.
The researchers' identity-by-descent approach uncovered immigrant clusters and reflected historical immigration trends.
DNA Genotek alleged that Ancestry.com misappropriated its intellectual property related to saliva DNA collection kits.
Living DNA can break down the origins of a customer’s ancestry into 21 distinct regions within Britain alone, as well as across 80 different worldwide populations.
A recent study examining the websites of 30 DTC genomics firms found that many do not follow international recommendations for disclosing information to customers.
The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.
Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.
Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.
In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.