The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our Annual Report.

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 ...
e x

Genetics at center of several “battlegrounds” in next 4 years

In the wake of Obama's victory, Wired takes a look at the battles to come in the next four years ...

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 ...
c gene therapy conc

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 ...
c gene therapy conc

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 ...
de x

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 ...
ab x

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 ...
stemcells

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, ...
x

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 ...