Latest Genomics News

New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study

Aug. 29, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic...

New genetic links to same-sex sexual behavior found

Aug. 29, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic...

Cancer diagnostic firms to join in $2.8 billion deal

Jul. 29, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cancer diagnostic companies Exact Sciences and Genomic Health are combining in a $2.8 billion a cash-and-stock deal. The companies said Monday that they expect to generate revenue of $1.6 billion and gross profit of $1.2 billion in 2020. The deal is expected to close this year. For...

Health system offers free DNA tests for 10,000 Floridians

Jul. 24, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An operator of hospitals and clinics began offering free DNA testing on Wednesday to 10,000 Floridians in a partnership with a private genomics company. Some biomedical ethicists warn that participants need to realize their data can be used for purposes other than their health care....