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GLP 2017-2018 Annual Report

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Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
opioid 11 7 18

Opioid controversy: FDA approves powerful new drug despite addiction concerns

Ed Silverman | 
In a highly controversial move, the Food and Drug Administration approved an especially powerful opioid painkiller despite criticism that the ...
crispr 11 6 18

Explaining CRISPR gene editing to beginners is no easy task

Eric Boodman | 
[MIT grad student Avery] Normandin was surrounded by an entirely different kind of laypeople. These folks — or at least ...
Viewpoint: Why the West should worry about losing the gene-editing race

Viewpoint: Why the West should worry about losing the gene-editing race

André Choulika | 
I fear that the West is losing today’s version of the “space race” — this one to use and control gene ...
10-30-2018 dementia2-804x369

Small patient pool in Alzheimer’s drug trial casts shadow on positive results

Damian Garde | 
Facing pressing questions about its latest clinical trial in Alzheimer’s disease, Biogen may have sowed further doubt on the future ...
pills 10 31 18

Which contraceptive is best for you? Precision medicine could provide the answer

Megan Christofield | 
Approximately 900 million women around the world use contraceptives. It’s a shame that, even with the best available evidence and resources, an ...
10-24-2018 pills3_1

Drugs for mental disorders: Why better access to services ‘will likely make things worse’

Robert Nikkel, Robert Whitaker | 
To reduce the rising burden of mental disorders around the world, the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable ...
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Seeking answers for sick babies through whole genome sequencing

Meghana Keshavan | 
When babies become intensely ill, it can be difficult to know what has gone wrong. But the answer, quite often, ...
cartoon 10 24 18

Cartoons offer ‘simple’ whimsical look at cancer immunotherapy through the eyes of scientists

Neil Canavan | 
Four years ago, I was hired for a new and terrific job: to help my colleagues at Solebury Trout and ...
ketamine 10 19 18

Why we should worry about the rapid spread of ketamine clinics

Megan Thielking | 
As ketamine clinics pop up across the U.S. to offer experimental infusions for depression, anxiety, and a slew of other conditions, training ...
og 10 14 18

Therapy dogs spread joy—and possibly superbugs—to kids in hospitals

Mike Stobbe | 
Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at ...
10-8-2018 1018316866

Viewpoint: Do male doctors tend to be paternalistic when treating ‘female’ diseases?

Doreen Carvajal | 
When my silent assassin emerged last autumn, I pressed my surgeon about the prognosis for a form of peritoneal cancer ...
In order to thrive, precision medicine requires ‘novel business solutions’

In order to thrive, precision medicine requires ‘novel business solutions’

Kathy Giusti, Richard Hamermesh | 
Oncology currently leads the way in precision medicine advancements, but its forward progress is slowed by inefficiencies such as clinical ...
10-9-2018 5bbcac0ba4cb621aba692be3-960-720

Treating genetic disorders before birth? CRISPR cures mouse disease in the womb

Sharon Begley | 
Nearly 40 years after surgeons first operated on fetuses to cure devastating abnormalities, researchers have taken the first step toward curing genetic ...
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

Rebecca Robbins | 
It can be notoriously difficult for psychiatrists and patients to determine which antidepressant might be most effective, or which might cause side ...
nobel 10 3 18

Were ‘crucial contributors’ snubbed in awarding Nobel prize for cancer immunotherapy?

Sharon Begley | 
[I]t’s rare that Nobel announcements don’t produce grumblings about who was left out, and this year was no exception. At ...
9-27-2018 第3张(3)

Understanding ‘destiny and identity’: China embraces genetic testing revolution

Yi-Ling Liu | 
[T]ech-savvy and college-educated young professionals are driving growing demand for genetic testing in China, 23Mofang’s CEO, Zhou Kun, told STAT ...
9-24-2018 gallery_xlarge

Hope and hype: What ketamine can and can’t do for depression

Megan Thielking | 
Starting with just one office 19 months ago, [Kalypso Wellness Center] has expanded rapidly to meet surging patient demand for ...
9-16-2018 F1.large

This natural defense strategy could help some genes fend off CRISPR edits

Sharon Begley | 
Sowbugs, armadillos, hedgehogs… and DNA? The same strategy that some animals use to avoid being attacked — roll into a ...
9-13-2018 brca-1

‘Blitzkrieg of biology’ reveals secrets of BRCA1 breast cancer mutation

Sharon Begley | 
For 22 years Myriad Genetics, one of the oldest genetic testing companies, has refused to make public its proprietary database of BRCA1 ...
flu 9 12 18

Promising flu drug could be hampered by rapid viral resistance

Helen Branswell | 
A new, fast-acting flu drug showed strong potential but also some surprising and even concerning results in two newly published ...
crispr 9 12 18

Viewpoint: What was right and what was wrong with the CRISPR patent decision

Jacob Sherkow | 
The CRISPR patent dispute between the University of California, Berkeley, and the Broad Institute is finally over. … In plain English: Broad researcher ...
records 9 12 18

Viewpoint: Study participants should have the right to their own results

Julia Brody | 
Study participants nearly always want their own results. But few get them. … The ethical concern with giving an individual ...
Adam Hayden plays the board game Pete the Cat with his sons Gideon and Noah.

Cancer advocacy: How one man and his family have coped with glioblastoma

Andrew Joseph | 
[Adam and Whitney Hayden] waited to find out if today was the day they would learn that the cancer had ...
8-27-2018 Dee7OdqVAAAjBSi

Microdosing claims put to the test: Researchers looking at psilocybin mushrooms for depression

Sharon Begley | 
Microdosing involves taking roughly one-tenth the “trip” dose of a psychedelic drug, an amount too little to trigger hallucinations but ...
8-20-2018 Blog_2014.6.5_wide

Viewpoint: Drug developers are abandoning current Alzheimer’s patients. Why is no one complaining?

Sharon Begley | 
Although the latest analysis of experimental Alzheimer’s drugs finds that literally zero are being tested in late-stage clinical trials to treat moderate ...
worms 8 17 18

Mapping worm neurons to learn more about human memory

Justin Chen | 
Although memories seem ethereal, scientists believe that they may be stored in the connections between neurons called synapses. In theory, ...
8-14-2018 cancer1517756693

A more modest goal for CRISPR: Making chemotherapy ‘a bit less terrible’ for patients

Eric Kmiec | 
Ambitious efforts to prevent or beat cancer are important, but we can’t overlook or undervalue the incremental breakthroughs that could ...
8-9-2018 WR8A3938

Why microbiome tests may be promising more than they can deliver

Leah Shaffer | 
Microbiome testing companies have become a thing, offering consumers a chance to see a snapshot of the billions of microbes ...