This thing does a week's worth of lab analysis in about an hour.
After being teased that his ginger brother came from a different father, a teenager built a machine to test his DNA.
These days, you could get your genome sequenced for as little as a Benjamin. National Geographic has also gotten in the game, launching its own Genographic Project in 2005, which the company just improved with a more robust sequencing chip.
Researches have coded a bunch of information on DNA, including all 154 Shakespeare sonnets.
A new kind of non-lethal weapon uses a mixture of DNA and UV light brighteners to painlessly track down suspects even weeks after the crime.
Whether it's a local politician claiming Native American ancestry or your hipster friend asserting some vague familial connection to French aristocracy, thanks to advances in science it's becoming increasingly difficult to obscure one's true ancestry.
For the first time, scientists at the University of Genoa have taken a picture of DNA, and happily it really is a double helix.
In the paranoid future of the genetically discriminatory security state, your life will be defined by your DNA, and access will be controlled by machines that instantly read samples of your genetic code to verify your identiy. When will this all kick in? It won't be long now, thanks to NEC's new DNA analyzer that can brand you as an in-valid in under 25 minutes.
Having a genetic disease means that there's something wrong with your DNA. Somewhere, in those millions of base pairs, even the simplest mutation (or mis-coding) in a gene can cause all sorts of serious problems, and since the problem is at such a basic level, it's impossible to fix without rewriting the essence of what makes you you. And we can now do that.
It might be time to get Gattaca-level paranoid about leaving your DNA all over the place, as geneticists are getting closer to being able to determine what your face looks like simply by analyzing your genetic code.