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Your Doctor Just Got New Guidance on Genetic Testing: What Women Need to Know

8.17.2017

In a recent conversation with a friend who experienced fertility problems, she admitted that all she wanted from her doctor was a chance to get pregnant. When she finally decided to pursue in-vitro fertilization, she was offered genetic testing in the form of carrier screening. She declined, rationa

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What to Know About DNA Testing kits

8.17.2017

Humans have a natural curiosity to understand where they came from, and unlocking our DNA is easier now than ever with direct to consumer testing.

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Using a Spell to Diagnose in Genetic Diseases

8.17.2017

A variety of methods are used to diagnose genetic diseases, including physical examination, a review of personal/family medical history, and tests performed in a laboratory. Smells can also be used to make a diagnosis for some genetic diseases.

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Genetic Wild West: 23andMe Raw Data Contains 75 Alzheimer's Mutations

8.17.2017

The spit tube arrives in the mail in a pretty box, stamped with the cheery message “Welcome to You.” The journey into your genome begins a few weeks later, with an email inviting you, a 23andMe customer, to explore your DNA.

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How to Decipher Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

8.17.2017

If you’re confident in your test interpretation skills, you might choose to order clinical testing to corroborate the patient’s DTC test results or screen those who are at higher risk for disease earlier or more often than typically recommended.

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5 Questions with Erica Ramos

8.17.2017

One of the most rapidly evolving intersections of technology and healthcare is in clinical genomics. We sought out Erica Ramos, President Elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and a Staff Genetic Counselor at Illumina, the leading provider of NGS systems, to share her perspective.

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Genetic Counseling Field to Rapidly Expand

8.17.2017

As a college student at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, Megan McMinn studied biology, hoping to one day become a physician's assistant. But a desire to interact even more with patients led her down a different path in genetic counseling.

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Can a DNA Test Really Pinpoint your Perfect Diet and Workout? Here's What Science Says

8.17.2017

It sounds either too good or too futuristic to be true: Just by spitting into a tube, you can find out the answers to questions that plague us all: Why can't I lose weight? Why can't I sleep? What exercises should I do for a perkier butt?

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Hidden Secrets in Tumor Genetic Testing

6.16.2017

Hidden Secrets in Tumor Genetic Testing
LinkedInAndrea FormanJune 7, 2017
At the heart of the precision medicine movement is something that those working in the cancer field have known for some time - cancer is not one single disease, but a disease with a thousand faces; a different collection of ge

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The fight against cancer just got personal. Top docs and thinkers explain how genetic medicine is going to change how we fight the disease.

6.16.2017

The fight against cancer just got personal. Top docs and thinkers explain how genetic medicine is going to change how we fight the disease.
LinkedInBeth KutscherJune 7, 2017
Pharmaceutical company Merck made history last month. The approval of its product Keytruda marked the first time that the Food

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