White Supremacists Use DNA Tests To Prove Their Racial Purity Online. But Companies Won't Necessarily Kick Them Off.
The internet is rife with white supremacists sharing their genetic ancestry testing results to prove their racial purity. But 23andMe and other DNA-testing companies will only police racist activity that happens within their walls.
This Company Is Trying To Make More Perfect Babies
The genetics startup GenePeeks has just partnered with a fertility clinic to screen egg donors for their likelihood of passing on nearly 450 genetic changes linked to disease. As this technology advances, some critics worry about an emerging market for designer babies.
Pregnant Women Are Finding Out They Have Cancer From A Genetic Test Of Their Babies
Sequenom Laboratories revealed today that its prenatal genetic tests have uncovered cancer in at least 26 pregnant women. These cases, though extremely rare, are raising ethical questions about the unregulated — and rapidly evolving — genetic-testing industry.