Having very high levels of HDL is associated with increased mortality. But that doesn't mean it's not 'good cholesterol'.
We may be heading for a future where it will be considered immoral to have a child with a partner who isn't 'genetically compatible'.
Genetic testing is revealing important information about disease risks, and consumers can now pay for a test to know their risk. They might be better off if their doctors considered these risks, too.
New regulations for research with human blood and tissue try to balance scientific progress with patient privacy.
Medical tourism for assisted reproductive technologies raises a host of legal and ethical questions.
Dozens of factors are at play.
How much privacy are we willing to give up in the name of cutting-edge science? And do we care about the kinds of research that will be done with our donations?
As we consider the ethics of human gene editing, we need to understand what can and can't be meaningfully edited.
Researchers want your canine's DNA to help unravel the connections between genes and behavior – for dogs and human beings.