Rewriting Life

Reprogramming our bodies to make us healthier.

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23andMe thinks polygenic risk scores are ready for the masses, but experts aren’t so sure

A new genetic test that estimates your risk for diabetes is probably less useful than standing on a scale.

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Laying out two decades of evidence for the mysterious “Planet 9,” a team of astronomers predicts that if it exists, it’s likely to be discovered within the decade.

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The secret to a new drug could be hiding in your genes

Companies are searching gene databases for people whose DNA says they should be very sick, but who aren’t.

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A simple blood test to predict premature births could save babies’ lives

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