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The 4 best at-home DNA test kits for genetics, health, and ancestry, according to geneticists and genealogists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At-home DNA kits give insight into your ancestry and health information and can help connect you with family. We spoke with six genetics experts on what to look for in an at-home DNA kit. Our top pick, AncestryDNA, has the largest database and gives a detailed ethnicity report for $100. It's quite amazing that with a simple saliva sample or cheek swab, we can learn so much about our ancestry, family connections, and inherited health markers - all thanks...
Tags: Reviews, Facebook, Europe, China, Dna, Africa, Americas, Trends, Features, Guides, Ireland, Buying Guide, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Smith, Ancestry


Pfizer and BioNTech are filing for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine with the FDA

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech are the first of the three US-approved vaccines to file for non-emergency approval with the FDA. If approved, the FDA would allow Pfizer to administer shots even after the pandemic state of emergency e...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, Johnson Johnson, Reno Nevada, BLA, FDA approval, Pharmaceutical Companies, Coronavirus


What teenagers and parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine, from side effects to dosing, according to experts

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021 as part of a clinic for students age 16-18. Daily Times/Getty Images Kids aged 12 to 15 may be able to get their COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week. Young people have robust immune systems, so teens should prepare for side effects. If your child wants to return to school, play sports, and see their friends, get ready to book their shot. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Trends, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Cbs, Fda, Pfizer, The Food and Drug Administration, Johns, Ridley High School, Scott Gottlieb, Hallas, Moderna, Albert Bourla, Bourla, Andrea Michelson, Daily Times Getty Images Kids


Millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses made at a Baltimore plant are reportedly being held across Europe, Africa, and Canada as a precaution

Emergent BioSolutions disposed of 15 million doses of J&J vaccine in March Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses are on hold in Europe, Africa, and Canada, the New York Times reported. The doses were produced in a Baltimore plant around the time some batches were contaminated. Emergent BioSolutions had to discard 15 million J&J doses in March after the incident. See more stories on Insider's business page. Millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vac...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Canada, South Africa, New York Times, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Baltimore, Johnson & Johnson, Europe Africa


Moderna stock plummeted on Biden's support of waiving vaccine patent protections, but that backing won't have a material impact on the company, Morgan Stanley says

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine won emergency use authorization from the FDA in December 2020. Madison Hall/Insider Moderna shares have dropped sharply since the Biden administration on Wednesday voiced support for waiving patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines. Morgan Stanley said it doesn't see the US's waiver support as having a material impact on Moderna's business. Moderna's management had indicated it wouldn't enforce its vaccine patent during the pandemic, says...
Tags: US, Trends, Markets, WTO, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Morgan Stanley, Patent, Harrison, Carla Mozee, Moderna, Waiver, Matthew Harrison, Covid Vaccine, Drug Makers


The 5 best cutting boards in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The cutting board is perhaps the most essential tool in your kitchen for meal prep. Plastic and wooden cutting boards both have their pros and cons, so we've found the best of both worlds. We like the plastic OXO Good Grips Cutting Board and the wooden John Boos Cutting Board. A high-quality cutting board is an essential culinary tool. The preparation of most foods and meals requires that you use one. In addition, a high-quality cutting board can help keep...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, White House, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Fda, Kitchenaid, Amazon Pros, OXO, Cutting Board, John Boos, Carving Board, Kitchen (Reviews, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


The best 5 eyelash serums for longer, fuller lashes, according to experts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Latisse; NourishLash; Sephora; WooLash; Insider Eyelash growth serums might seem gimmicky, but with the right formulation, they can actually work. Only one formula is FDA-approved, but there are other high-quality serums on the market, too. I spoke to experts to find out how lash serums work, what to look for, and what to avoid. We all want the look of long, full eyelashes, but not everyone is blessed ...
Tags: Reviews, Makeup, Trends, Features, Fda, Allergan, Sephora, Graf, Raviv, Latisse, Eyelash Serum, Product Card, Beauty & Personal Care (Reviews, IP Roundup, IP Beauty, Insider Reviews 2021


We could find out if Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works in kids aged 2 to 11 by September

Trial data from Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for the youngest age-group, 6 months to 2 years, would be ready to show to the FDA later this year. Getty We could know if Pfizer's vaccine works in kids aged 2 to 11 by September, according to Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO. Bourla said Tuesday that vaccine data for kids 6 months to 2 years was expected November-time. Exact timelines depend on how well the trials go and whether regulators approve it. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Kids, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read, BioNtech, Bourla


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


The 6 best mineral sunscreens for all skin tones, backed by dermatologists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Mineral sunscreens are ideal for sensitive skin types and protect the skin against UV rays. We talked with two dermatologists about what to look for in an effective mineral sunscreens. CeraVe is a standout skin-sensitive brand, and its is our top pick. Sunscreen is a must anytime you're going to be in the sun, but it's important to pick the right type for your skin and your lifestyle. While most traditional bottles are chemical-based sunscreens, thes...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, New York, Life, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, New Jersey, Fda, Uva, Skin Care, Sunscreen, Northeast, Skin Cancer Foundation, Downie


Cognixion’s brain-monitoring headset enables fluid communication for people with severe disabilities

Of the many frustrations of having a severe motor impairment, the difficulty of communicating must surely be among the worst. The tech world has not offered much succor to those affected by things like locked-in syndrome, ALS, and severe strokes, but startup Cognixion aims to with a novel form of brain monitoring that, combined with a modern interface, could make speaking and interaction far simpler and faster. The company’s One headset tracks brain activity closely in such a way that the wearer...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Hardware, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Disability, Hud, Fda, Disabilities, Brain-computer Interface, Alexa, Eeg


Precipio extends 2-day gain to 404% following launch of the company's COVID-19 test on Amazon

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Precipio shares jumped by more than 400% during a rally that extended for a second day on Tuesday. The surge came after the company's COVID-19 antibody test started selling on Amazon. The 20-minute test was the first of its kind in the US to win FDA approval for emergency use. See more stories on Insider's business page. Precipio stock rocketed higher for a second session on Tuesday, with a fivefold surge in the price ignited after the specialty diagn...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Markets, Food And Drug Administration, Stocks, Fda, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Palo Alto California, Carla Mozee, Coronavirus, COVID, Antibody Test, COVID-19 test, MI Exclusive


Pfizer climbs after boosting its 2021 COVID-19 vaccine sales forecast by 73%

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Shares of Pfizer rose on Tuesday after the drugmaker raised its COVID-19 forecast for 2021. The company now expects vaccine revenues of around $26 billion, 73% higher than the $15 billion initial target. In the first quarter, Pfizer said its vaccine drew $3.5 billion in sales during the first quarter from more than 50 countries. Sign up here for our daily newslette...
Tags: UK, New York, Israel, US, Trends, Canada, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Moderna, BioNtech, Bourla, COVID, Isabelle Lee, Johnson Johnson Albert Bourla Pfizer CEO


Denmark bans Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine, citing the risk of rare blood clots

A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on March 9, 2021 in Athens, Ohio. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Denmark banned Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The risk of rare, unusual blood clots as a side effect outweighed the shot's benefits, authorities said. J&J's vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 in trials. See more stories on Insider's business page. Denmark has become the fir...
Tags: Cdc, France, US, Trends, Spain, Italy, Healthcare, Athens, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Fda, Vaccine, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Food and Drug Administration FDA


10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, California, US, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Ronald Reagan, House, New York Times, Bill Gates


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles county reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday. The last time the county reported no new deaths twice in a row was in March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in LA county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, county health...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the 2nd day in a row

A COVID-19 warning sign in Los Angeles. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths Monday for the second day in a row. It's the county's first time going two days without reporting a coronavirus death since March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, c...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12 to 15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is reportedly set to OK the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds by next week. Pfizer said in March that its vaccine was highly effective in a trial of over 2,000 adolescents. Nearly 150 million Americans had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine as of May 3, CDC data showed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, The Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 by next week, NYT reports. Pfizer announced in late March that their vaccine was highly effective in a trial of more than 2,...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reno Nevada, The Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer Vaccine


Former FDA commissioner said he's 'not sure' about Biden's India travel ban because COVID-19 variants are already in the US

A COVID-19 patient gets admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 22, 2021. India reported 314,835 new coronavirus infections on Thursday. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he was "not sure" about Biden's India travel ban. Gottlieb said he didn't think the ban, slated to begin Tuesday, would be effective because variants are already spreading in the US. India is dealing with an ongoing surge of COVID-19 that ha...
Tags: Florida, Politics, UK, News, Cdc, White House, China, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Biden, US India, US State Department


Dermatologists debunk 13 Botox myths

Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Rita Linkner and Dr. Jordana Herschthal debunk 13 myths on Botox. They talk about why pregnant people shouldn't get Botox and if patients can exercise afterwards. They also give tips for choosing the right injector and why experience matters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video.Rita Linkner: "The Botox chemical is physically addictive." I think Botox is like getting your hair colored or your nails done. ...
Tags: Health, Video, Science, New York City, Trends, Xerox, Fda, Botox, Dermatology, Skin Care, Fiona, Boca Raton Florida, Jordana, Linkner, Jordana Herschthal, Science Insider


An FDA official who led the approval of OxyContin got a $400,000 gig at Purdue Pharma a year later, a new book reveals

"Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty" by Patrick Radden Keefe Doubleday An FDA director who oversaw the approval of OxyContin got a $400K gig at Purdue Pharma a year later. A new book by Patrick Radden Keefe reported on these claims and on the billionaire Sackler family. A Sackler family lawyer told Insider Keefe refused to meet with them during his reporting process. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US regulator who oversaw the approval of the hig...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Cigna, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wright, US Food and Drug Administration, Purdue, Keefe, Purdue Pharma, Richard Sackler, Raymond Sackler, Sackler


GOP doctors in Congress are targeting vaccine hesitancy with a video that says the shot will help 'end the government's restrictions on our freedoms'

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican and a doctor, appears in the PSA video. House Television via AP Polls show Republicans are more likely to not want a COVID-19 vaccine. A group of GOP lawmakers, who are also doctors, are encouraging people to get the shot. Vaccine hesitancy could stop or slow the US from reaching herd immunity, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who identify as Republicans are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, prompting GOP lawmaker...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Gop, Psa, New York Times, Doctors, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Why we eat oysters alive

Raw oysters are either still alive - or freshly killed - when you eat them. Many people think keeping them alive longer makes them safer to eat, but that's not the full story. The risk of dying from eating a bad oyster is very low in comparison to dying from other foodborne illnesses such as salmonella. Oyster expert Julie Qiu explains the biggest reason we eat oysters alive. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is the transcript of the video.David Anderson: "Wanna k...
Tags: US, Trends, Fda, David Anderson, Qiu, Julie Qiu


The FDA is planning to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors of cigars, and Biden approves

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Joe Raedle/Getty Images The FDA is planning to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors of cigars. The agency said the move would save lives by helping people quit and preventing new users. The FDA has not finished deliberations on whether to lower nicotine levels in all cigarettes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Food and Drug Administration is planning to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavors of cigars, saying the measure will help people qu...
Tags: News, Cigars, US, America, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Biden, British American Tobacco, Philip Morris, Health And Human Services, Johnson Johnson, Altria, US Food and Drug Administration


An immunologist explains why the benefits of taking the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks

Part of the reason Johnson & Johnson was paused was to inform healthcare providers on how to treat the rare blood clot side effect if it occurs. Mario Tama/Getty Images Dr. William Petri infers the rare blood clot side effect from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be managed. The blood clots occur "with a low platelet count" and has occurred "at most in one in 100,000 young women." He recommends women under the age of 50 be immunized with another vaccine while those over 50 can receive ...
Tags: Europe, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Nordic, Johnson & Johnson, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Contributor, TTS, ACIP


3 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster - and experts are monitoring others, including one spreading in India

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are three coronavirus variants that experts around the world are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. Others variants, like one first found in India, have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make people sicker,...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, France, India, New York City, Nigeria, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan


3 coronavirus variants can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster - and experts are monitoring others, including one spreading in India

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are three coronavirus variants that experts around the world are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. Others variants, like one first found in India, have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make people sicker,...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, France, India, New York City, Nigeria, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan


The SPAC boom isn’t just here to stay, it’s changing consumer tech

Mike Murphy Contributor Mike Murphy is the founder and CEO of Rosecliff Ventures, a New York City-based investment firm focused on venture capital and private equity opportunities. Consumer technology is an inherently risky investment sector: even the best idea can fall flat if the story of the product is not sold properly to the end user. The stats can only take you so far, and, eventually, customers want to believe in the product. Traditionally, companies that...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Ecommerce, Column, New York City, Tech, Venture Capital, M&a, Private Equity, Fda, SPAC, Mike Murphy, Rosecliff Ventures, SPACs, Special-purpose Acquisition Company


These BCI headphones use brainwave sensors to measure your focus

Brain-computer interfaces have been a lotta hype since Elon Musk announced his plan to implant microchips are everyone’s brains. We’ll probably be waiting years until Musk’s minions get FDA approval to drill into our skulls. But in the meantime, a growing list of companies are offering less invasive BCIs. The latest entry to the market comes from Neurable. The Boston-based startup today unveiled a pair of headphones — called Enten — that use brainwave sensors to measure focus levels throughout t...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Fda, Musk, Insider, Neural, Next Featured, Neurable The Boston



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