Personalized genomics: Do you want to know what illnesses await you in the future?

The following is an excerpt. Geneticists are predicting that within five years, a single genetics test will show what diseases ...
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Insurers should be free to discriminate based on genetics

The following is an excerpt. A recent NPR story described efforts to extend the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) to long-term care ...
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Using genetics to predict succeptibility to depression

Current genetic tests for major depression have more to offer as a curiosity to a diagnostic or preventative tool. This ...

Immune cells engineered in to resist HIV

The following is an excerpt. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a novel way to engineer key cells of ...

Genome sequencing reveals driving mutations behind common brain tumor

The following is an excerpt. Large-scale genomic sequencing has identified two DNA mutations that appear to drive about 15 percent ...
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Matching names to genes: The end of genetic privacy?

An MIT research team used publicly available genetic information and an algorithm to identify some of the people who donated ...
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It’s time to stop obsessing about the dangers of genetic information

The personal genomics horse has bolted, yet many members of the medical community are still trying to shut the barn ...
Gene technology innovations reshaping future of medicine

Gene technology innovations reshaping future of medicine

The ability to map human DNA cheaply and quickly is yielding a torrent of data about the genetic drivers of ...
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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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Disease tracking direct-to-consumer genome sequencing breaks $1000 barrier ($695)

Whole genome sequencing, (also known as full genome sequencing, complete genome sequencing, or entire genome sequencing), is a laboratory process ...

Gattaca’s future is now, “God help us all”

Anyone who thinks that the widespread adoption of Whole Genome Sequencing, especially if it’s used in utero, won’t result in ...

Real-time genetics could squash “superbug” outbreaks

Genetic sequences of drug-resistant bacteria have helped scientists better understand how these dastardly infections evolve—and elude treatment. But these superbugs ...

Era of personalized medicine bears tangible fruit

The Personalized Medicine World Conference, PMWC 2013, to be held on January 28-29, 2013 in Silicon Valley, provides real-world insights ...
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Spa in Dubai offers “stem cell facial”

At present, there are only a limited number of stem-cell therapies in existence, and they are mostly experimental and extremely ...

Matching DNA with medical records to crack disease and aging

A massive research project in California is beginning to show how genes, health habits and the environment can interact to ...

Genetic screening and “toxic information”

The term “toxic knowledge” has been used to describe genetic information that individuals may regret learning, following a prenatal genetic ...

New genetic test for fetus may provide more questions than answers

The new method, called chromosomal microarray technology, is providing doctors and prospective parents with more information than ever before about ...

Telomeres linked to death risk in data from largest U.S. “biobank”

Researchers who have assembled a trove of genetic and medical data on 100,000 northern Californians unveiled their initial findings here ...

Alzheimer’s tied to mutation harming immune response

In a surprising coincidence, two groups of researchers working from entirely different starting points have converged on a mutated gene ...

UCSF Genetics Symposium: personalized medicine is the theme

Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics  2012 ...

DNA sequencing used to stop “superbug” outbreak in hospital

An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium's genetic ...

New paradigm for genetic counseling

In the old days (like a year or two ago) only a small portion of the patient population were thought ...

Extra chromosome 21 removed from Down syndrome cell line

University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a ...

Genetic links found between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

A study published recently in Nature found new genetic links between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two autoimmune gut diseases ...

“Why is a statistician talking to you about personalized medicine?”

The role of statistics in personalized medicine is to examine the broad, sweeping trends of particular treatments in order to ...

Ethnic diversity is hallmark of 10,000-person genetic study of type 2 diabetes

In the search for the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes, a group of researchers have made a point to ...

Genetic data may be double-edged sword

Another heavyweight addresses the concerns of the burgeoning era of personal medicine: Nancy Andrews, Dean of Medicine at Duke University, ...

Rare genetic variants may not as influential in common disease as once thought

Rare tweaks in single letters of DNA are not as powerful a force in health and in common diseases as ...