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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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Is it fair to fine fat people for not dieting?

Overweight welfare claimants in the US state of Arizona face paying $50 (£31) fines if they don’t follow a dietary regime laid down by their doctor. Is that fair? more

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Should my hereditary disability stop me having a baby?

For Jono Lancaster, who has Treacher Collins syndrome, the decision about whether to have a baby or not is agonising. more

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Measles-carrier had right to skip shot; we have right to sue

So let’s listen to two of the staunchest defenders of individual rights and liberty ever to take pen to paper — Mill and Holmes. If you infect my newborn or my grandmom because you put your liberty over your duty … Tęsti skaitymą

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‘Unethical’ anaesthetics research is retracted

The editors of 16 medical journals have retracted “unethical” studies by an influential German anaesthetist. more

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