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The long arm of your chromosomes and the law

The state of California sent cease-and-desist letters to 13 concerns offering DTC genetic services to California residents. ... The core questions confronting DTC genetic testing are not new to medicine, nor even genetics/genomics: first, when is a new
November 2019

Experimental lung cancer pill highlights potential of targeted therapy

Nonetheless, this new kind of chemo pill is a terrific example of how oncology is changing by advances in genetics, and how cancer patients' prognoses, and lives, will be better in ... What's key is that the investigators tried the new drug only in lung
November 2019

Chinese researcher defends gene-edited twins, the world must be wrong

If true, it would constitute a permanent and heritable change in a person's genetic code. ... This is to be distinguished from utilizing genetic science to treat a single patient only, a more ethically palatable procedure.
November 2019

Medicine for another day

The new therapy is perhaps the epitome of “personalized“ medicine. It extracts a variety of white blood cells called T cells from an individual patient, and engineers a genetic adjustment so ... Predictably, the costs involved in extracting one person
November 2019

On beyond Zika

That may be compounded by exposure of new human populations, with perhaps different genetic vulnerabilities; transmission at a new scale; or other factors yet to be determined.
November 2019

QD: News Every Day--Who is going to pay for genetic tests?

71% said they were familiar with genetic testing, although only half felt they were knowledgeable about genetic science. ... Physicians report having recommended genetic testing for 4% of their patients over the past year.
November 2019

Internists becoming the ‘gatekeepers' for genetic testing

He spoke on “Common Genetics Issues in General Internal Medicine: Integrating Genetic Testing into Clinical Practice” at Internal Medicine 2012 in April. ... Genetic testing remains complicated and the interpretation of test results is not always
June 2012

Genomics making warfarin easier to manage

Over the last several years new genetic tests for variants in the CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes have been developed that predict a substantial component of warfarin metabolism. ... To date, several small studies comparing the use of genetic testing to standard
November 2019

Personal genomics--maybe an excellent idea?

My sister bought my son the genetic kit and the padded envelope was under the tree for him on December 25th. ... Using genetic testing to individualize treatment is all over the doctor news this week.
November 2019

QD: News Every Day--OTC gene tests are usually wrong

Genetic Tests:. ... The title could have added "And they're expensive, too." The FDA has already been working on regulating genetic tests as medical devices, varying from their hands-off policy for lab
November 2019

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