How Helpful Would A Genetic Test For Obesity Risk Be?

Even if a genetic test could reliably predict obesity risk, would people make effective use of the information? eyecrave/Vetta/Getty Images Scientists who recently announced an experimental genetic test that can help predict obesity got immediate pushback from other researchers, who wonder whether it is really useful. The story behind this back-and-forth is, at its core, […]

My hairstyle was ‘ethnic’, my skin dark: would my white husband’s family accept me?

‘I didn’t want him to think I was colorstruck, but there was so much about his appearance that was a curiosity.’ Illustration: Chuva Featherstone I had never dated outside of my race before I first met my husband at a restaurant eight years ago. We were total strangers who just happened to stop in to […]