My deadly genetic disease was just a bug

Earlier today, the FDA sent a warning letter to gene-testing company 23andme. And then Spacedeck co-founder Lukas Hartmann, aka @mntmn, decided to publish the following story about the pitfalls of genetic testing — the time 23andme claimed to have diagnosed him with a deadly disease. » 11/25/13 2:26pm 11/25/13 2:26pm

Genetic Testing Promises to Reveal Your Child's Sports Aptitude

For $149 dollars, Atlas Sports Genetics will test your child’s DNA and send you a report listing the sports where your child is likely to succeed. Some parents see it as a way to steer their child toward an activity that is a good match for their abilities. But psychologists and ethicists fear that assigning your child … » 12/01/08 2:20pm 12/01/08 2:20pm

Posthuman Mutants Penalized for Evolving on "American Gladiators"

American Gladiators returned to the airwaves this season, bringing us one step closer to reality television featuring amped up posthumans beating the ever-loving crap out of normal folks with real weapons. While the Gladiators are using padded Nerf-esque weapons now, we can only hope that later they'll be given bladed… » 1/15/08 10:40am 1/15/08 10:40am