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10-15-2018 10486618_web1_genetics-may07-18bt05

DNA testing boom drives demand for genetic counselors

[W]ith precision medicine going mainstream and an explosion of apps piping genetic insights to your phone from just a few teaspoons of spit, ...
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Cancer and genetics: Why smoking threatens more than just your lungs

Cigarettes smoking causes lung, throat and larynx cancers–which makes sense because those tissues come directly into contact with smoke and ...
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Can this DNA test find the right depression medication for you?

Using DNA testing to determine how well a given depression medication will work with a patient's genetic makeup is becoming ...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren controversy follow: Almost every American has a sliver of Native American ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren controversy follow: Almost every American has a sliver of Native American ancestry

The reporting on the largest genetic study of American ancestry—claims that Americans are a genetic melting pot of white, black ...
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Most adults want DNA testing – but don’t want to be ‘blindsided’ by results

Only a small percentage of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested—for medical reasons, to ...
How DNA health screening of pets can lead to tragic consequences

How DNA health screening of pets can lead to tragic consequences

A lack of regulatory scrutiny has left pet owners and their companions vulnerable to misleading marketing and immature science ...
DNA forensic analysis soon will be ‘vastly more powerful’—good for crime fighting, problematic for privacy

DNA forensic analysis soon will be ‘vastly more powerful’—good for crime fighting, problematic for privacy

Genetic sleuthing techniques that led to the arrest of a suspect in the infamous Golden State Killer case this year ...
Erectile dysfunction? If you carry this gene, you have a 26% increased risk

Erectile dysfunction? If you carry this gene, you have a 26% increased risk

A group of scientists believe they’ve uncovered at least some of the genetic risk factors that can contribute to a ...
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Family DNA disease connection: How my breast cancer diagnosis saved my father from pancreatic cancer

In April 2012, as I prepared to undergo a double mastectomy, it was [my grandma] Gertrud’s face that flashed before ...
Personal DNA tests challenged for perpetuating 'false notions' of ethnic cultures and race

Personal DNA tests challenged for perpetuating ‘false notions’ of ethnic cultures and race

Genetic-ancestry tests are having a moment. Look no further than Spotify: [Last month], the music-streaming service—as in, the service used ...
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Crime, violence and DNA: The many faces of MAOA, the so-called ‘warrior gene’

A near certainty whenever monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) rears its ugly head in popular science writing is that an ugly ...
Genetic tests are used to determine antidepressant efficacy – but science might not back up claims

Genetic tests are used to determine antidepressant efficacy – but science might not back up claims

It can be notoriously difficult for psychiatrists and patients to determine which antidepressant might be most effective, or which might cause side ...
9-30-2018 genetic-testing

Understanding cancer risk: Why your genetic test results may need another look

The first wave of routine genetics testing has already helped millions of people learn about their hereditary risk for certain ...
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Understanding ‘destiny and identity’: China embraces genetic testing revolution

[T]ech-savvy and college-educated young professionals are driving growing demand for genetic testing in China, 23Mofang’s CEO, Zhou Kun, told STAT ...
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Most people don’t know if they have cancer-causing BRCA mutation, study says

Most people who carry genes that raise their risk of developing certain forms of cancer are unaware of it, according to ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumer DNA tests are more dangerous than you might think

Commercial DNA testing isn’t just harmless entertainment. It’s keeping alive ideas that deserve to die ...
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25 Genomes Project: Conserving British wildlife through genome sequencing

Crucially, every single [Carrington’s featherwort] plant found in this secluded Caledonian enclave is male. … But hope is at hand ...
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Viewpoint: New book ‘Blueprint’ revisits the dangerous theory of genetic determinism

It’s never a good time for another bout of genetic determinism, but it’s hard to imagine a worse one than ...
9-30-2018 genetic-testing

Why are most human genes ignored by researchers?

There are around 20,000 human protein-coding genes, but recent studies have suggested scientists actively study only about 2,000 of them. New ...
Race and genetics: How our ancestry both limits and exacerbates disease risks

Race and genetics: How our ancestry both limits and exacerbates disease risks

Members of different ethnic groups living in the same region may have widely varying life expectancies. A wide range of ...
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Can a DNA test prove you are black? This man is suing the government to find out

In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The DBE ...
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‘Anger into activism’: One woman’s quest to raise awareness of BRCA mutations in Jewish populations

You don’t have to be Jewish to inherit one of the BRCA gene mutations. But these mutations, which increase the risk ...
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When the nose never knows: Exploring the genetics behind a missing sense of smell

Imagine life without odors. Food tastes the same regardless of how congested your nasal passages are or how damaged your ...
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Can big data fight cancer by identifying those genetically predisposed to disease?

Present-day cancer care is reactive. When an individual begins to have symptoms of cancer, a tumor has typically already formed ...
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How do we persuade relatives of cancer patients to seek genetic testing?

Cancer patients’ close relatives might be willing to get tests to see if they share genetic mutations that put them ...
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Genetic Noah’s Ark intends to sequence DNA of 66,000 species

An international consortium involving over 50 institutions has announced an ambitious project to assemble high-quality genome sequences of all 66,000 ...
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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 ...