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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

Research on pain medicines seeks a genetic-trait link

An international research team is launching an ambitious effort to determine whether everyday painkillers like Celebrex and Aleve could be ...
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Dysfunction at FDA threatens medical genetics industry

According to Jon Entine, after a series of stumbles and scandals, the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee the ...

Creating a future of personalized medicine

As a key step toward providing patients with treatments based on their own DNA profiles, the International Genomics Consortium (IGC) ...
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Genetic patent stunner: Myriad wins appeal, retains patent to BRCA tests

Snubbing a recommendation by the Supreme Court, a federal appeals court in Washington, in a 2:1 decision, upheld patents issued ...

NIH funds gene therapy using ultrasound

NIH awarded researchers at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) a $1.7 million grant over four years to progress development of a ...

Personalized medicine closer to reality: Using stem cells to study variants of Parkinson’s disease

A nationwide consortium of scientists at 20 institutions, led by a principal faculty member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute ...

Get ready for a new genre of medical tests for the era of personalized medicine

A new genre of diagnostic tests – which determine whether a medicine is right for a patient’s genes – are ...

Company seeks FDA approval for personal DNA test

Genetic test maker 23andMe is asking the Food and Drug Administration to approve its personalized DNA test in a move ...

Elusive gene that causes a form of blindness from birth discovered

Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division and ...

Researchers discover gene mutations that causes paralysis in patients from childhood

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a very rare disorder that causes paralysis that freezes one side of the body ...