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Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...

U.S. to launch record-large study of genetics and health

/ May 2, 2018

U.S. to launch record-large study of genetics and health

Wanted: a million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment. If researchers can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles and environments of ...

/ Apr 27, 2018

Study triples number of known depression genes

A study of nearly half a million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease. The same enlarged basket of depression genes also underpins other psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, a consortium ...