Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

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DNA sequencing of pap smears non-invasive alternative to prenatal genetic screening

Ricki Lewis | 
Targeted DNA sequencing of fetal cells from Papanicolaou (Pap) smears may offer an improved and earlier route to prenatal genetic ...
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Should doctors inform patients if they have untreatable genetic diseases?

Marcia Frellick | 
Ethical considerations related to consent, privacy, and confidentiality have been upended by genetic testing, according to members of a panel...at ...
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First major contract in Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative signed with Mayo Clinic

Marcia Frellick | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The first major contract ...

Personal genomic testing presents challenges for doctors and patients

Ricki Lewis | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Marketing of direct-to-consumer (DTC) ...

Art Caplan: Food industry should adopt voluntary GMO labels

Arthur Caplan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. I'm Art Caplan at ...

Can lab grown tissues help test drugs for rare diseases?

Marshall L. Summar, James C. Powers | 
Marshall L. Summar, MD: I am Marshall Summar, Chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, ...

Hispanics have higher risk for metabolic syndrome, but risk factors differ by ethnic origin

Miriam Tucker | 
An ongoing federally funded study of the health of Hispanics in the United States is yielding nuanced and complex data, ...

Impacts of genetic analysis and patient advocacy for extremely rare diseases

Marshall L. Summar, MD, Chief of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, ...

Gene mutation linked to irritable bowel syndrome in some patients

Laurie Barclay | 
Approximately 2% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a mutation of the SCN5A gene that disrupts sodium channel ...

Patient cracks her own mysterious diagnosis by studying her genetics

Ron Zimmerman | 
Kim Goodsell started noticing physical ailments about 20 years ago, when she was in her 30s and training for an ...

More complete story of BRCA1 and ovarian cancer

Maurie Markman | 
Hello. I'm Dr. Maurie Markman from Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia. I wanted to briefly discuss an interesting ...

Whole-exome sequencing IDs disorders when other tests fail

Neil Osterweil | 
When all else fails, whole-exome sequencing (WES) may succeed at nailing down a tough diagnosis, say investigators. A new review ...

No need for genetic testing for most thyroid cancers

Zosia Chustecka | 
The following is an excerpt. In the majority of patients with papillary thyroid cancer, the most common form of thyroid ...

Detecting genetic disorders in the unborn

Pam Harrison | 
The following is an edited excerpt. It is now possible to sequence the entire genome of an unborn baby with ...