Google's Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development EffortGoogle-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.
Bay Area Scientists Use DNA Tests To Save Wisconsin Teen With 'Bubble Boy' DiseaseA 15-year-old boy from Wisconsin is healthy today because of the hard work of UCSF researchers who worked round the clock for 48 hours to save him and produced results that have the potential to save many more.
Genetically Engineered Food Foes Promote 'Bill Of Rights' For SeedsA local artist joined city officials in Brisbane Wednesday evening to introduce an art exhibit and "Bill of Rights for Seeds" in an effort to bring attention to the proliferation of genetically engineered food and people's rights to define their own food systems.
Palo Alto Boy Pulled From School Due To Cystic Fibrosis Gene A Palo Alto 11-year-old has been ordered to transfer to another school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis.
Parents Question Access To Mandatory Baby Blood Test Every baby born in the U.S. is supposed to have it - A blood test that screens for genetic diseases.