Gene testing revolution: Disease prediction results skyrocket for whole genome and whole exome sequencing

Gene testing revolution: Disease prediction results skyrocket for whole genome and whole exome sequencing

New research suggests that focusing on the protein-coding region of our DNA that makes up about 1.5 percent of each ...
You have a genetic disorder: Should your family be told they might carry the mutation?

You have a genetic disorder: Should your family be told they might carry the mutation?

Genetic testing can help detect disorders early enough to have an impact. But the rising popularity of these tests has ...
Should physicians or counselors control access to your genetic information?

Should physicians or counselors control access to your genetic information?

Genetic testing helps people identify gene mutations that might affect their health. But this information, without the guidance of experienced ...
Personal gene maps: Is there such a thing as too much information about our DNA?

Personal gene maps: Is there such a thing as too much information about our DNA?

The growing trend of personalized medicine is driven by genetic testing, which can help doctors screen for potential health problems ...
GE regulation: More may be necessary, but need not inhibit innovation

GE regulation: More may be necessary, but need not inhibit innovation

Products such as corporate GM crops, which use a new branch of genetic engineering known as synthetic biology, have been ...
Kickstarter bans GMO handouts, giving way to anti-synthetic bio campaigns

Kickstarter bans GMO handouts, giving way to anti-synthetic bio campaigns

In response to increasing anti-GMO pressure, Kickstarter bans rewarding GMOs for donations to fund hobbyist synthetic biologists. Future entrepreneurs will ...