The departures come after Grail’s CEO and lead scientist stepped down.
Pins making unsubstantiated claims — like that cinnamon cures arthritis and alkaline water kills cancer — have been pinned thousands of times.
Cornell University professor Brian Wansink claimed that he’d found a way to get kids aged 8 to 11 to choose fruit over junk food. But the research was actually done on toddlers.
Biohacker Josiah Zayner is injecting himself with DNA at home. Now he’s providing the instructions and equipment for you to do it, too.
Certain fertility tests often don’t predict whether women in their thirties and up can conceive, despite how they are marketed, a new study suggests. But startups say they’ll continue to sell the tests anyway.
Brian Wansink of Cornell University publishes headline-friendly studies about food psychology and oversees a $22 million federally funded program that uses his research to promote “smarter lunchrooms” in nearly 30,000 schools. Emails obtained by BuzzFeed News show how he scrambled to spin allegations that dozens of his studies are all just bologna.
At the Ravens vs. Browns game on Sunday, a biotech startup had planned to hand out tens of thousands of free genetic tests. But the promotion was axed at the last minute after questions from the Maryland health department.
Championing urban, civic values in design — or at least rhetoric — is how the tech industry sells itself to the public.
The round, led by Sequoia Capital, will help 23andMe reach more new customers and double down on its efforts to develop drugs based on customers' genetic data.
"Maybe when I tell people that science is systemically racist, they’ll believe me now. This trash is endorsed by a top journal," one scientist said.
"I am deeply dismayed that 800,000 Americans — including more than 250 of our Apple coworkers — may soon find themselves cast out of the only country they’ve ever called home," wrote Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The dream has dried up.
"Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy. With them, we grow and create jobs."
A mobile trailer designed by the startup Forward shows off the future of health care — as envisioned by Google and Uber veterans. It has raised $100 million, BuzzFeed News has learned.
The protest happened one day after a similar rally was canceled in San Francisco.
About 12,000 Aetna members received letters about filling their HIV medications — information that was visible through at least some of the envelopes’ windows. “Young adults who have had their parents learn their HIV status this way, it’s been absolutely devastating to them,” the Legal Action Center told BuzzFeed News.
Googling "depression" will now take you closer to a test to help you figure out whether you need help.
The group Truth in Advertising is asking California regulators to investigate Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness empire for allegedly making health claims without sufficient evidence.
White Supremacists Use DNA Tests To Prove Their Racial Purity Online. But Companies Won't Necessarily Kick Them Off.
The internet is rife with white supremacists sharing their genetic ancestry testing results to prove their racial purity. But 23andMe and other DNA-testing companies will only police racist activity that happens within their walls.
1918 was the last time the US underwent a coast-to-coast solar eclipse. It also marked the end of World War I and the first Tarzan movie.