Amgen buys deCODE: What are the implications for genetic testing customers?

The big biotech news of the day is the $415 million sale of deCODE Genetics to Amgen. Coverage of the ...

Genetic testing helps to preserve Samaritan way of life

Samaritans, who trace their roots back about 2,700 years, are best known for clinging to strict biblical traditions that have ...

Drag-and-drop DNA builds cancer-combating drug

A drug has been developed to combat a lethal brain cancer using a drag-and-drop DNA-self assembly technique. A team from Parabon Nanolabs ...

The benefits of DNA science should be shared across social and class lines

Sharing the benefits of DNA science across social and class lines is one of the next big challenges facing genome ...

Does whole genome sequencing circumvent gene patents?

 What happens when, during the course of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) a patient or research subject, an investigator sequences and analyzes ...
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DNA evidence shows gypsies came from India

The GuardianDNA Evidence Shows Gypsies Began Their Exodus From India 1500 Years AgoScience 2.0While the Middle East and Caucasus regions ...
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How accurate is 23andMe?

My initial inclination in this post was to discuss a recent ordering snafu which resulted in many of my friends ...
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UK to map genomes of 100,000 people

Government hopes public health programme will revolutionise the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseasesUp to 100,000 people in ...

Should the FDA regulate DTC genome sequencing?

The Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) gene testing industry has generated a lot of press over the last five or six years. But ...
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Genetically reprogrammed AIDs virus rescues girl from cancer

In the first of its kind experimental treatment, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used a disabled form of the virus that ...

We all have hundreds of DNA flaws

Everyone has on average 400 flaws in their DNA, a UK study suggests. Most are "silent" mutations and do not affect ...

Genetics traces Gypsies to ancient Indian origin

The Romani people—once known as “gypsies” or Roma—have been objects of both curiosity andpersecution for centuries. Today, some 11 million Romani, ...

New prenatal genetic test offers parents more answers

Three studies released Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine highlight the use of microarray testing as the latest technology ...

Gene therapy on the mend

Last month, Europe’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use approved a gene therapy for a rare genetic disease, the ...
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Prenatal diagnosis story shows challenge of genetics reporting

The New England Journal of Medicine reported this week that prenatal diagnosis with gene chips is superior to conventional chromosome ...

Expert tours own exome, finds mainly false alarms

When 23andMe offered a few select clients the opportunity to have the protein-encoding portion of their genome sequenced, Gabe Rudy ...

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: What it means for the general practitioner

From a medical perspective, I advise people who are thinking about DTC genetic testing to think of it like the ...
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Geneticists and physicists collaborate on a DNA dark matter detector

DNA may help out in the hunt for dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 25 percent of the ...

Genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in Key West?

Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that ...
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XYY men and genetic determinism

PLoS Blogs (blog)XYY MenPLoS Blogs (blog)This week's New England Journal of Medicine has four articles about the new precision in ...
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UK could miss out on the genomics revolution

The UK has a huge opportunity to lead the world in disease discovery, treatments and cures. But support from the ...

Genes should not be patentable

The Supreme Court will decide whether human genes can be patented. If the Supremes allow genes to be patented, that ...

Advanced genetic tests spot more defects before birth

Birth defects can be spotted more precisely with advanced genetic tests that are performed on a fetus than with current ...

Attack of the clone cliches

A story in the New York Post on Sunday warned New Yorkers about a new threat menacing our city: a ...

Concerns arise in Chinese bid for genomics firm

The pending sale of a major American gene-mapping company to a Chinese firm is sparking yet another dust-up over what ...

Stem cells for babies

Premature babies often have to be put on breathing machines because their lungs aren't fully developed, and some develop a ...

Genetically distinct lion population should be conserved

Every day 20 unusual lions greet visitors at a tiny animal park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These lions, which have ...

DNA may help scientists find dark matter

That wonder molecule of life on Earth, DNA, is now being enlisted in the search for an exotic species zooming ...