Personalized medicine’s perverse economics

In pharmacogenetics, genetic typing is used to determine a patient's likely response to drugs, and create a personalized drug regime ...

Genetics will not explain Newtown

Genetics Will Not Explain NewtownHuffington Post (blog)David Kaufman is director of research at the Genetics and Public Policy Center at ...

Personalised medicine and the duty of disclosure

Mind the double bind - personalised medicine and the duty of disclosureLexology (registration)New federal law will ban genetic discrimination by ...

Virus-based gene therapy holds promise for neurological disease

Novel virus-based gene therapy holds promise for Canavan diseaseNews-Medical.netResearch led by Paola Leone, PhD, of the University of Medicine and ...

Gene therapy extends lives of children with brain disease

Children born with a rare, genetic brain disorder that causes severe atrophy and often leads to death within three years, ...

Medical examiner wants to probe Sandy Hook shooter’s genetics

Connecticut's chief medical examiner said he hopes Adam Lanza's biology will help explain why the Sandy Hook shooter went on a deadly rampage. The ...

Canada: In search of genomic incentives

In a renewed quest for medical breakthroughs, the Canadian government recently committed $67.5-million for research into “personalized medicine.” This bold ...

Breakthrough technique has potential to stop some genetic disorders from being inherited

Today, researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation and Columbia University Medical Center announced the success of a new technique to transfer the ...
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The global transgenic menagerie

Both sides of the debate over genetic modification in animals -- AquaBounty's “Frankenfish” salmon included -- tend to make it ...
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We’ll see human cloning ‘within 50 years’

Telegraph.co.ukHuman cloning 'within 50 years'Telegraph.co.ukSir John Gurdon, whose work cloning frogs in the 1950s and 60s led to the later ...
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New fetal genetic test opens a host of ethical questions

ScientistYear of the FetusScientist“This will affect the complexity of genetic counseling tremendously,” said Emily Hardisty, a certified genetic counselor and ...

Canada joins personal genome project

The Personal Genome Project, an initiative to generate DNA sequence from the genomes of the general public, has been around since ...
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New class of GM mosquito rattles anti-GMO campaigns

The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide whether or not to allow the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to ...

Personalized medicine offers glimpse into the future

Personalized medicine offers glimpse into the future - City & Region - The ...Buffalo NewsAndrew M. Cuomo to spur economic ...

We’re overselling the health-care ‘revolution’ of personal genomics

In the very near future, we’ll all be able to have our entire genome – all our genetic information – ...

Personalized medicine for prostate cancer: Promise of the future

Personalized medicine is treatment specific for a patient based on his or her genetic makeup. It doesn’t involve designing a ...

DNA isn’t all-powerful: A challenge to personalized cancer care

(Reuters) - The cancer cells were not behaving the way the textbooks say they should. Some of the cells in ...
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Bioethics by Donna Dickenson: A review

Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London, has written a highly accessible guide ...

Parents grapple with delving into their kids’ DNA

This week’s TIME cover story (available to subscribers here) asks a simple question with a complicated answer. Sophisticated DNA testing ...
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A DNA database in the NHS: the end of privacy?

Governments, police, journalists, employers, insurers and even nosy neighbours would inevitably get access to personal information about medical conditions and ...

The benefits of DNA science should be shared across social and class lines

Sharing the benefits of DNA science across social and class lines is one of the next big challenges facing genome ...

Does whole genome sequencing circumvent gene patents?

 What happens when, during the course of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) a patient or research subject, an investigator sequences and analyzes ...

‘Golden Rice’ scandal tarnishes ethics committee

'Golden Rice' scandal tarnishes ethics committeeGlobal TimesThe results of an investigation into the infamous experiment of "Golden Rice," a genetically ...
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Genetic pre-natal test opens window to improved diagnoses, stirs concerns

New fetal screening tests using gene chips instead of conventional chromosomal evaluation to identify congenital diseases may ignite a turf ...
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UK to map genomes of 100,000 people

Government hopes public health programme will revolutionise the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseasesUp to 100,000 people in ...
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Greenpeace’s disinformation campaign against Golden Rice, and science, prevails in China

In late summer, the Asian arm of Greenpeace issued an alarming press release headlined: “24 children used as guinea pigs ...

China sacks three officials for GMO rice test

China sacks three officials for GMO rice test: XinhuaNBCNews.com (blog)By Reuters. China has fired three officials for testing genetically modified ...

Gene therapy on the mend

Last month, Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use approved a gene therapy for a rare genetic disease, the ...