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Employees Jump at Genetic Testing. Is That a Good Thing?

Genetic disease risk screening is becoming a popular employee benefit. But the tests may not be all that beneficial for the general population, experts say. more

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How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

Krista and Tatiana are conjoined at the skull, making them craniopagus twins. They may be scientific miracles, but they are also just eleven-year-old sisters: they play together, annoy each other, support each other, etc. At the borders of these daily … Tęsti skaitymą

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Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a “gut-wrenching situation.” The teen’s parents want court authority to stop their child from getting the treatment and therapy that was … Tęsti skaitymą

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Coffee may come with a cancer warning in California

California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt of java. more

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ACMG Recommendations Are a Controversial but Necessary Step Towards Genomic Medicine

The recommendations state that laboratories performing a sequencing analysis of the protein-coding regions of DNA (the exome) or of the entire genetic code (the genome) for any medical indication should also examine 57 genes for well-recognized mutations that might signal … Tęsti skaitymą

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Doctors call for global consensus on diagnosis of death

There needs to be international agreement on when and how death is diagnosed, two leading doctors suggest. At a European meeting of anaesthetists they said improvements in technology mean the line between life and death is less clear. They called for precise … Tęsti skaitymą

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Is homosexuality down to epigenetics?

Homosexuality is inherited, not through genes, but through ‘epi-markers’, a study based around mathematical modelling suggests. more

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Gene therapy nears approval in Europe

Europe is on the cusp of approving a gene therapy for the first time, in what would be a landmark moment for the field. more

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23 and You? Genome research, direct-to-consumer genetics and informed consent

When US based, direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe announced last month that it had obtained a patent on a method for determining predisposition to Parkinson’s disease, it highlighted, perhaps inadvertently, a growing area of unresolved tension between clinical, commercial and … Tęsti skaitymą

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How Do You Live Knowing You Might Have an Alzheimer’s Gene?

A story of a man whose family carries an Alzheimer’s gene. more

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