A new study this month is the latest to suggest that our genes really don’t do much to predict our health, at least most of the time.
At the start of this decade, the U.S. federal government called out consumer DNA testing as a burgeoning scam industry. Little did we know how it would explode in popularity.
In recent years, police have increasingly used data from ancestry-testing companies to identify major crime suspects through the DNA of their family members. A new case, however, is reigniting the debate about when and where it’s appropriate to use this powerful crime-fighting tool.