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Genetic Tests: Who Should Know and Who Should Tell?by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMay 29th, 2013The guidelines about "incidental findings" from genetic tests recently proposed by American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics continue to provoke debate, as does the broad concept of routine whole-genome analysis.
Cancer Inc.by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesMay 28th, 2013Angelina Jolie’s widely discussed op-ed about her preventative double mastectomy glosses over the impact of one company’s patent on the “breast cancer genes” as well as alternative choices that are available to women who have mastectomies.
California Bill Would Prevent Genetic-Testing Firms from Using Surreptitiously Obtained DNAby Jessica ShugartMercury NewsMay 23rd, 2013Under current California law, genetic testing companies can reveal your most intimate biological secrets to anybody, without your knowledge or permission. A new bill may change that.
Angelina Jolie, Breast Cancer, and You: How to Make the Right Decisions for YOUR Healthby Judy NorsigianOur Bodies Our BlogMay 17th, 2013It is now up to women’s health advocates to ensure that media coverage and public debate don't offer false information or false hope.
Gene-Testing Dispute Focuses on How Much a Patient Should Knowby John LauermanBloombergMay 16th, 2013Should patients undergoing broad DNA testing for a specific ailment be told of unexpected findings that signal risk of cancer or other serious diseases, even if they don’t request the information?
Predicting the IQ of Future Peopleby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesMay 15th, 2013The resignation of Jason Richwine from the Heritage Foundation raised the profile of racist views about IQ. Expect new publicity soon for genetic claims about intelligence.
Angelina Jolie and the Fate of Breast Cancer Genes[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Alexandra Le TellierLos Angeles TimesMay 14th, 2013Angelina Jolie described her double mastectomy as a way to gain control over mutations in her "breast cancer genes," but how much control we have over BRCA1 and BRCA2, and human genes in general, is yet to be determined.
EEOC Files and Settles Its First GINA-based Employment Discrimination Lawsuitby Jennifer K. WagnerGenomics Law ReportMay 13th, 2013Although individuals have brought complaints against employers alleging violations, this is the first lawsuit initiated by the EEOC to enforce the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
Talking Biopolitics is Back!by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesMay 13th, 2013A series of live web-based conversations with cutting-edge thinkers on the social meaning of human biotechnologies will be kicking off next week. RSVP now to join the conversations!
ACMG Issues Clarification Over Incidental Findings Guidanceby Dr Philippa Brice and Dr Ron ZimmernPHG FoundationMay 7th, 2013The American College of Medical Genetics has released a clarification of recent guidance issued on the subject of incidental findings in clinical genomics.
Sixty Years of a DNA World Viewby Sujatha ByravanThe HinduMay 6th, 2013The popular notion of the double helix being the main and the only player in cellular and genetic information is quite flawed.
DNA at 60: Still Much to Learn by Philip BallScientific AmericanApril 28th, 2013On the diamond jubilee of the double helix, we should admit that we don't fully understand how evolution works at the molecular level.
Harvard Professor Re-Identifies Anonymous Volunteers In DNA Studyby Adam TannerForbesApril 25th, 2013A Harvard professor has re-identified the names of more than 40% of anonymous participants in a high-profile DNA study, highlighting the dangers of personal data available in the Internet era.
Your Genetic Make Up to be Stored, Without Consent, for Profit TechEyeApril 25th, 2013Genetic data is massively revealing. It can be used to identify relatives, and to assess the potential for passing recessive genetic disorders on to children.
Why Predicting the Phenotypic Effect of Mutations is Hardby Caroline WrightGenomes UnzippedApril 25th, 2013Despite a plethora of genetic variants associated with disease, cases in which we can accurately predict the severity, onset and clinical implications are still few and far between.
Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genesby Dan HurleyDiscoverApril 23rd, 2013Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.
Prenatal DNA Sequencingby Antonio RegaladoMIT Technology ReviewApril 23rd, 2013Reading the DNA of fetuses is the next frontier of the genome revolution. Do you really want to know the genetic destiny of your unborn child?
In Australia, Gene Patents Also Subject of High Court Struggleby Leigh DaytonScienceApril 19th, 2013Australia's Full Federal Court has begun proceedings in an appeal of an earlier decision that upheld the validity of breast cancer diagnostic tests developed by Myriad Genetics.
Startup uBiome Will Catalog Your Microbes, Again and Againby Susan YoungMIT Technology ReviewApril 18th, 2013Customers can now order a swab kit for checking on the bacteria living in their gut, mouth, nose, genitals, or behind the ear. And while your genome may not change, but your microbiome will.
Supreme Court Hears Gene Patent Case; Activists Rally on Courthouse Stepsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesApril 18th, 2013The justices heard arguments in the Myriad gene patent case, and seemed critical of the patents but perhaps unwilling to make a broad ruling.
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