The Dutch parliament adopted a law in 2003 regulating forensic DNA phenotyping, the use of DNA samples to predict a suspect's ancestry or physical characteristics. But the Netherlands is still the only country to have done so.
A new study shows that people with Laron syndrome, a rare type of dwarfism, who carry a genetic defect that prevents them from responding to growth hormone, are almost exempt from cancer and diabetes.
Forensic geneticist Manfred Kayser is exploring whether DNA found at a crime scene can predict what a suspect looks like.
While the human genome sequence is a reservoir for ground-breaking science and personal reflection, humans are much more than a genome.
This week's commentaries explore the impacts of sequence information on our understanding of ourselves, as well as looking at future directions for research and medicine.
Most thought that the ability to predict an individual’s risk of developing diseases would drive the use of genomic information. That did not turn out to be so.
The author explains the personal impact of having his genome sequence and his hopes that it will also benefit the people of South Africa.
The genome anniversary being celebrated commemorates an important announcement, but we still do not have a complete sequence.
We have learned that the human genome is much more dynamic than previously thought.