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When consumer genetic tests disagree on critical mutations

[Matt Fender] wasn’t worried last December when he clicked a button to dump all the raw data from his 23andMe ...
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Viewpoint: Precision medicine promises a lot, but has delivered little

Doctors and hospitals love to talk about the patients they’ve saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about ...
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Things to consider before taking a genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk

Genetic testing is available to people who want to know if they carry a variant of a gene that confers ...
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‘Blitzkrieg of biology’ reveals secrets of BRCA1 breast cancer mutation

For 22 years Myriad Genetics, one of the oldest genetic testing companies, has refused to make public its proprietary database of BRCA1 ...
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Why is former basketball player Shawn Bradley so tall? His DNA could offer the answer

As a first-round draft pick from Brigham Young University, Shawn Bradley caused a hubbub during the 1993 NBA draft. That ...
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Targeting breast cancer through the genes of Sub-Saharan African women

For the first time, DNA contributed by Sub-Saharan African women has been thoroughly evaluated with innovative genomics technology in an ...
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Why the promise of personalized medicine could fall short for minorities

African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies ...
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Olympic genes? China will use genetic tests to help choose its athletes

Chinese athletes aiming to represent their country in the 2022 Winter Olympics will undergo genetic testing as part of the ...
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Golden eagle genome gives conservation effort a ‘blueprint for life’

British scientists have made a breakthrough that could help safeguard the future of one of the world's most admired birds ...
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Reading genes: How much of your future do they reveal?

The journal Nature Genetics recently published an enormous study demonstrating yet again how multiple sites on the genome can play a role ...
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Finding ‘surprising and novel’ applications for consumer genomics

With more than 10 million genotyped customers, the consumer genomics industry is maturing and becoming a mainstream phenomenon. At last, ...
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Viewpoint: Consumer DNA tests promise more than they can deliver

Over the past few years, many [DNA testing companies] have branched out into the realm of precision health, treading into ...
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Heart disease risk: New genetic test could offer stronger early detection

You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic ...
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DNA links Nevada inmate to 34-year-old unsolved murders in Colorado

The murders were as inexplicable as they were gruesome: separate killings six days apart in 1984 near Denver that claimed ...
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Genetic crystal ball? Forecasting 5 serious diseases with algorithm that checks 6.6 million DNA spots

Scientists have created a powerful new tool to calculate a person’s inherited risks for heart disease, breast cancer and three ...
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Seeking to optimize athletic performance through DNA analysis

Athletic Genetix promises to help athletes gain an edge (with reports personalized to individual sports) and to assist consumers in reaching ...
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Video: Looking back at groundbreaking twins research—and its impact on genetics

“I have looked at the data, and I’m collecting the data, and I’m still absolutely astounded. I still haven’t settled ...
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Searching for ALS genes in Appalachian Mountain family trees

With patient visits along the way, [Dr. Edward Kasarskis and Debby Taylor would] be tracing, in reverse, the path of ...
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Challenging our understanding of the genetics behind the evolution of human language

The evolution of human language was once thought to have hinged on changes to a single gene that were so ...
8-8-2018 genetic-testing

Why genetic tests could affect your insurance coverage in the future

Taking a genetic test in your 20s or 30s could, indeed, affect your ability to get long-term-care insurance later — ...
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Viewpoint: There’s danger in overselling the benefits of routine DNA sequencing

For decades the potential of stem cells to cure all disease was promised. Today’s reality is that the few worthy ...
Could studies on gene differences lead teachers to unfairly favor 'more educatable' students?

Could studies on gene differences lead teachers to unfairly favor ‘more educatable’ students?

Educational paths are extremely varied, almost as unique as people themselves. They’re influenced by a complex slew of factors, and ...
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Relationship between genes and obesity could be altered by what we eat

A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to a scientific paper in ...
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Can success in life be predicted by our genes?

A team of researchers from the U.S., the U.K. and New Zealand has found genetic variants that appear to confer ...
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Reasons to be wary of the ‘untamed wilderness’ of dog DNA tests

The claims that dog DNA-testing companies make can seem all but definitive: One quick cheek swab can not only tell ...
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Selling your DNA in our ‘brave new world’

There are instances when people choose to sell their own blood. Sperm banks transact business based on a different bodily ...
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What can we learn from studying GWAS—Genes of large swaths of people?

In the quest to separate nature from nurture, scientists seeking to understand the contribution of genetics have more tools. A ...
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Genes play a role in educational achievement, but not as much as your parents’ education does

What's more important, genes or environment? …The advent of genomics has given us a new perspective on the role of ...