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In IVF, Questions About ‘Mosaic’ Embryos
by Kira Peikoff
The New York Times
April 18th, 2016
20% of embryos have both "normal" and "abnormal" cells, generating false positive genetic test results, and questions among fertility clinics about whether to implant.
One Thing that Could Stop the Rise of Gene Editing: Insurance Companies
by Jason Koebler
April 12th, 2016
If insurance companies refuse to cover potential new treatments involving gene editing, they might be limited to those who can afford the expense.
‘Buffer genes’ may protect these 13 people from rare genetic diseases
by Jocelyn Kaiser
April 11th, 2016
Researchers analyzed the DNA of 589,000 anonymous donors, but could not contact the 13 people to verify they were healthy.
Turning to technology when nature isn't enough for pregnancy
by Marion Callahan
Bucks County Courier Times / The Herald
April 9th, 2016
“Gender is not a disease; it's a preference. Once you start doing it for preferences, not medical reasons, you are opening a door to a big slippery slope.”
CIA’s Venture Capital Arm Is Funding Skin Care Products That Collect DNA
by Lee Fang
April 8th, 2016
Skincential Sciences developed a patented technology that removes a thin outer layer of the skin for a youthful "glow"... and DNA collection.
Google’s biotech venture hit by ethical concerns over deal with luxury clinic
by Charles Piller
April 7th, 2016
Verily Life Sciences, Google's ambitious biotech offshoot, has stirred concerns about conflicts of interest.
The Paradox of Precision Medicine
by Jeneen Interlandi
April 1st, 2016
Early attempts to tailor disease treatment to individuals based on their DNA have met with equivocal success, raising concerns about a push to scale up such efforts.
Race, Reparations and the Search for Our Molecular Soul
by Michael Schulson
Religion Dispatches (USC Annenberg)
March 30th, 2016
In a recent book, Alondra Nelson maps the rise of genetic testing among African Americans, investigating the ways that genetic technology is crossing over into social and political worlds.
Jeremy Kyle DNA testing firm sees its £4.99 paternity testing kits flying off the shelves
by Tony McDonough
March 28th, 2016
A company in the UK has begun selling paternity testing kits in discount chain stores -- and they are flying off the shelves.
MIT research suggests possibility of gene therapy to treat ADHD
by Lindsay Kalter
March 23rd, 2016
Controversial research in mice, seeking a genetic link to ADHD, may eventually lead to clinical attempts to "introduce genetic material that might be missing from the human."
Like air and water, DNA should not be patentable
by Andre Picard
The Globe and Mail [Canada]
March 22nd, 2016
Publicly funded hospitals in Canada are no longer bound by five gene patents that stood in the way of testing and notifying children with potentially deadly heart conditions.
Apple Wants The iPhone To Record Every Aspect Of Your Health
by Stephanie M. Lee
March 22nd, 2016
By letting iPhone users share their DNA with researchers and update their doctors, Apple is diving deeper into its vision of a complete ecosystem of your health and medical information
Placenta test for autism risk sparks serious concern
by Ann Griswold
March 21st, 2016
“There are no published data to support the new test as a screening tool."
The Limits of Personalized Medicine
by Timothy Caulfield
March 16th, 2016
A new study suggests that knowing their genetic risk of disease doesn’t motivate people to change their behavior.
The Government seem more interested in our genes than our voices
by Edward Hockings & Lewis Coyne
March 15th, 2016
Policymakers in the UK are moving forward with plans to turn genetic information into potentially lucrative data. Can we trust our institutions with our genomes?
When Gene Tests for Breast Cancer Reveal Grim Data but No Guidance
by Gina Kolata
The New York Times
March 11th, 2016
Despite the push for precision medicine, doctors are confronted with ballooning genetic data and limited treatment options.
Teaching medical students to challenge ‘unscientific’ racial categories
by Ike Swetlitz
March 10th, 2016
Medical school curricula traditionally leave little room for nuanced discussions about the impact of race and racism on health, physicians and sociologists say.
When baby is due, genetic counselors seen downplaying false alarms
by Beth Daley
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
March 6th, 2016
Even after the birth, when their baby looked fine, their genetic counselor insisted that the result of the test was not a mistake.
The Dirty Secret of Genetic Testing: We're Still Not Sure What "Normal" Looks Like
by Sean Captain
March 4th, 2016
You can get your entire genetic code deciphered for about $1,000 in a day, but scientists still don't know what most of it means.
This genetics company claims it can sequence and analyze your entire genome for $999
by Tanya Lewis
March 3rd, 2016
With a doctor's referral, Veritas Genetics will offer smartphone interface and analysis of around 2,000 common clinical conditions.
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