23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks on stage during 'The Fast Company Innovation Festival' - Data + Drugs: The New Evolution Of Drug Making With 23andMe And Sprout on November 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company) One of the first consumer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting into a tube. Ancestral DNA is something founder… Read More

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki speaks on stage during 'The Fast Company Innovation Festival' - Data + Drugs: The New Evolution Of Drug Making With 23andMe And Sprout on November 10, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company) One of the first consumer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting into a tube. Ancestral DNA is something founder… Read More

Artificial molecules fight drug-resistant ‘superbugs’

Scientists are clearly picking up the pace in their quest to kill antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Teams at the Universty of Melbourne and UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed composite molecules that overcome the defenses of stubborn bact…

Scientists are clearly picking up the pace in their quest to kill antibiotic-resistant "superbugs." Teams at the Universty of Melbourne and UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed composite molecules that overcome the defenses of stubborn bact…

Bone marrow donor stranger is now ‘like a brother’

When Carl Hillis was struck with cancer at the age of nine, he received bone marrow from a perfect stranger. Carl says donor Tony Blood is “like a brother”.

When Carl Hillis was struck with cancer at the age of nine, he received bone marrow from a perfect stranger. Carl says donor Tony Blood is “like a brother”.