Home Genome Kits Create Online Eugenics Networks

Everybody is buzzing about 23andme, one of many startups aiming to hit the consumer market with "read your own genome at home" kits. Most of these companies want to cross the happy-personalization language of the iPod with barely-there biotech to bring in millions of customers. People are desperate to understand… » 11/20/07 11:30am 11/20/07 11:30am

An Icelandic genetics lab has announced that for a just under $1,000, it will combine overnight shipping and genetic profiling into a single, irresistible package, called DeCodeMe. Hello, genome envy! » 11/19/07 9:45am 11/19/07 9:45am

An MRI Machine On Every Desktop

You'll be taking pictures of your brain while checking email with new, consumer-grade magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines developed by an Israeli company called Aspect Technologies. Yesterday the company announced a six million dollar cash infusion from a secret US investor. Usually getting an MRI is very… » 11/13/07 7:40am 11/13/07 7:40am