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The FDA Wants 23andMe To Stop Marketing Its Genetic Testing Kits

23andMe is a health and ancestry DNA startup, founded by Anne Wojcicki in 2006. For $99, you receive a spit kit, provide 23andMe with a saliva sample, and send in your results.<p>Within a few weeks, you receive a bunch of information about what your DNA says about you.<p>But now the FDA is accusing …

Molecular Biology

New Business Plans for the Direct-to-Consumer Gene Testing Industry? | Center for Genetics and Society

The Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) gene testing industry has generated a lot of press over the last five or six years. But the business plan has always …

Test Your DNA for Diseases — No Doctor Required

When Anne Wojcicki’s son was a baby, she ran a swab across the inside of his cheek, collecting DNA to send to a lab. Last year, when she was pregnant …

What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Your DNA

The test results were crystal clear, and still the doctors didn’t know what to do. A sick baby whose genome was analyzed at the Children’s Hospital …

Why Cheaper Genetic Testing Could Cost Us a Fortune

Dana Nieder was at a loss. Doctors had been trying to figure out what was wrong with her daughter Maya since she was 7 months old. Now 4 1/2, Maya …

DTC Monopoly and Me | Center for Genetics and Society

A recent study published in <i>Genetics in Medicine</i> found that predictions of disease risk from different direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing …

FEATURE-Who's your daddy? DNA clinic gives answers, sparks concerns

* Mobile clinic offers paternity, other biological tests<p>* U.S. demand for DNA testing steadily increasing<p>* Experts concerned about accuracy, psychological impact<p>By Lily Kuo<p>NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A mobile DNA testing facility that looks more like a motor home than a medical clinic is raising …

DNA Ancestry Testing: What Can it Say about Native American Identity? | Center for Genetics and Society

The question of who belongs to what Native American tribe has long been politically, socially, and legally fraught. In the 1930s, for example, the US …

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: The Dollars are in the Database

2012 has seen more venture capital investment in genomics firms than any previous year. Two big deals went down in the genetic testing world just …

Guidelines for Genetic Testing of Children | Center for Genetics and Society

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) discusses how to decide …

Experiments with Inheritable Genetic Modification | Center for Genetics and Society

An important and timely article, “The British Embryo Authority and the Chamber of Eugenics,” appears this week in <i>The Huffington Post</i>. Stuart Newman, …

23andMe Says It's Not (Now) in the Designer Baby Business | Center for Genetics and Society

On September 24, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe was awarded a patent for "gamete donor selection based on genetic …

Using 23andMe to Make Connections - 23andMe Blog

We plead guilty to occasionally geeking out on genetics, so it’s nice to see when someone else does it too.<p>In September, Moment Magazine got all …

Genealogy

Mom's gastric bypass surgery might benefit her offspring's DNA

When a woman undergoes weight loss surgery, her own body isn't the only one affected: children born to women after they've undergone gastric bypass procedures exhibit key genetic differences compared to siblings born prior to the surgeries.<p>That's according to a small new study published in <i>PNAS</i> this …

AncestryDNA | Using Filters to Focus on One Family at a Time | Ancestry

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Drug Test

Paternity Fraud: Should DNA Tests Be Mandatory For Newborn Babies? (POLL)

Ages ago, when I dated a guy in the Air Force, he told me it was mandatory that children with military parents be tested for correct paternity to …

Home Paternity Testing

Buccal Swab Collection Procedure<p>1. Verify the collection kit contains three(3) self-adhesive envelopes, each containing two(2) packages of sterile …

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes

Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes<p>Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing …

Postpartum depression spans generations

A recently published study suggests that exposure to social stress not only impairs a mother's ability to care for her children but can also …

What is epigenetics?

AS PLENTY of frustrated middle-aged readers will know, exercise does not always lead to a drop in waist size. But a new paper from a group of …

Epigenetic biomarkers may predict if a specific diet and exercise regimen will work

Would you try a diet and exercise regimen knowing in advance it would actually help you lose weight? New research shows that this could become …

Kids’ health: How epigenetics may become a huge factor in medicine

Print<p>A few years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that one of their four top priorities will be epigenetics. At that time I was …

Genetics

The “Uniqueness” of Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry is Important for Health

Ashkenazi Jews are one group that fall under the umbrella of “European”, but it’s clear from numerous studies that they’re genetically unique and …

Pregnancy and MTHFR

<b>The Role of MTHFR in Health</b> The MTHFR gene codes for a protein called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase that converts one form of folate …