January 8th, 2016

What you can – and can’t – learn from genetic testing

There’s an old saying that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just take a look at comic book ads from the 1960s and 1970s for X-ray specs that let you see through clothes, train sea monkeys or transform a scrawny 97-pound weakling into a muscular weightlifter. Today we’re much more sophisticated and would never invest in such obvious nonsense. Instead, people are wowed by “pseudoscience” ranging from the Doomsday predictions of earth’s end in... [+]