Gene therapy offers “revolution” in prostate cancer treatment

Scientists have discovered new way of slowing the growth of prostate cancer. For the first time experiments have successfully targeted ...

Genetic counseling and medical ethics in the age of personal genomics

On October 25th, Time Magazine ran an article about genetic testing of children with the provocative title, “What Your Doctor ...

Science versus values in personal genomics for children

When it comes to what a child should know I tend to disagree with the consensus among genetic counselors. It ...

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is here to stay

Geneticist Ricki Lewis says direct-to-consumer genetic testing is here to stay, addresses fears and realities around this new development in ...
First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...
First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

First gene therapy to go on sale in 2013

The first gene therapy to be approved in a regulated market was announced by the European Commission. The therapy, available ...

Patient’s own stem cells no help in heart attack recovery

Autologous stem cells from bone marrow 3 or 7 days following a heart attack did not improve heart function six ...
Time has come to bring personalized medicine to cancer

Time has come to bring personalized medicine to cancer

Pathologists take note! Human whole-genome sequencing of tumors was the source of information for making treatment decisions in a recently-published ...

Many complex diseases may simply be side-effects of adaptation

A recent paper identified Dozens of new Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD) genes, but can they predict disease? The short answer ...

Researchers sequence individual cancer cells, track their genetic divergence

The ability to sequence 100 human cancer genomes was unthinkable a decade ago, and it is still a remarkable feat ...
Test your DNA for diseases: No doctor required

Test your DNA for diseases: No doctor required

When Anne Wojcicki’s son was a baby, she ran a swab across the inside of his cheek, collecting DNA to ...

Study questions feasibility of entire genome sequencing in minutes

The claim that nanopore technology is on the verge of making DNA analysis so fast and cheap that a person's ...

Personal genomics in the classroom: Students sequence themselves

Medical and graduate students will get the chance to sequence and interpret their own genomes in what is being billed ...
Wild West of stem cells?

Wild West of stem cells?

Stem cell therapy remains a brave new world with a spotty ethical and medical track record. Is that starting to ...

Personalized medicine research strikes early for heart genes

A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients will respond to a life-saving drug for treating congestive heart ...

Comparing family history and genetic tests for predicting complex disease risk

In a new theoretical study, 23andMe, the personal genetics company, developed a mathematical model which shows that family history and ...

Personalized genomic medicine: How much can it really empower patients? – Science Codex

Personalized genomic medicine is hailed as a revolution that will empower patients to take control of their own health care, ...
The $1000 Genome is here – are we ready?

The $1000 Genome is here – are we ready?

The era of the $1000 genome, which is all but upon us already, is a new era of predictive and ...

Gene therapy cures siblings of “bubble boy” syndrome

Abbygail Ainslie was born perfect in July 2011. She weighed nine pounds and the genetic tests that have become standard ...

Pain management: Is it time to start looking at the patient’s genes?

Most of you are now drawing the same conclusion that I used to draw. “Dammit, I am the doctor and ...

Epigenetics emerges powerfully as a clinical tool

A study coordinated by Manel Esteller, published in Nature Reviews Genetics, highlights the success of this area of research to ...

Will personalized medicine challenge or reify categories of race and ethnicity?

In the last 5 years, medical geneticists have been conducting studies to examine possible links between DNA and disease on ...

Fumbled DNA tests mean peril for breast-cancer patients

Debbie McCarron was prepared to get both of her breasts taken off if a blood test in December 2006 revealed ...
Personal genomics: New drugs target common cancers

Personal genomics: New drugs target common cancers

Tens of thousands of Americans with tumors from certain types of lung cancer have mutations that might be treated by ...
What does cheap genome sequencing mean for the future of medicine?

What does cheap genome sequencing mean for the future of medicine?

The human genome has been heralded as the key to personalized medicine, but for the longest time complete sequencing of ...

India: Becoming a powerhouse of innovation for neglected diseases and biotech drugs

The BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- are playing an increasingly important role in innovation. Their growing ...
Public benefits of whole genome sequencing

Public benefits of whole genome sequencing

Rapid advances in genomic sequencing technologies are making the possibility of reliable and affordable whole genome sequencing (WGS) a reality ...
Search for Parkinson's genes turns to online social networking

Search for Parkinson’s genes turns to online social networking

There's a growing interest in what our genes say about our health. And in recent years, quite a few companies ...