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Can genetic testing help women prevent a breast cancer diagnosis?

Dr. Larry Norton, a world-renowned expert on breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering, discusses Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo genetic testing for the breast cancer gene.

Breast cancer researchers identify genetic 'switch'

Queensland scientists have identified a genetic "switch" that indicates whether breast cancer is aggressive and likely to spread.<p>The discovery may provide a clearer prognosis for breast cancer patients and pave the way for new treatments.<p>Teams from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the …

Gene clues offer new hope for treating breast cancer - Health - Women's health | NBC News

Closed captioning of: New hope for targeting breast cancer<p>NEW YORK — Scientists reported Sunday that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs …

Cancer

Major U.S. Company Makes A Breast Cancer Risk Test Using Once-Patented Genes

Just four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented, Myriad Genetics is seeing some competition.<p>Remember when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented? Well, now we're seeing the consequences. A major U.S. medical testing company—it's America's largest by …

Carotenoids In Fruits And Vegetables May Lower Breast Cancer Risk, Review Finds

Micronutrients found in brightly colored produce could play a part in protecting you from cancer, a new review of studies suggests.<p>Researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that women who have higher levels of carotenoids circulating in their bloodstreams also …

New breast cancer test could spare women chemotherapy

Thousands of women with breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy following NHS approval of a test which can help establish who needs the treatment and who might not.<p>The first step in treatment for breast cancer is surgery to remove tumours and chemotherapy is recommended for women whose doctors …

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Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

Research involving 1,000 scientists finds scores of genetic markers that identify people most likely to develop diseases<p>A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to unravel the genetic causes of …

Genetic testing for prostate and breast cancer comes a step closer

Tests are likely to be three to five years away, but questions remain over how best to screen people<p>Research announced on Wednesday brings us a step closer to genetic testing for prostate and breast cancers. Although we are really excited about these findings, it is important to emphasise that …

Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Taken On By Congress In Right-To-Know Act

On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced bills to the Senate and House of Representatives that would require food manufacturers to clearly label any product containing genetically engineered ingredients -- or risk having that product classified …

The Top 3 Benefits of Genetic Testing

Are you at-risk for Alzheimer's? Are you predisposed to Parkinson's? Do you have an increased chance of cancer? A new breakthrough in science lets you stop guessing and start knowing.<p>The science of genetics exploded in the last decade as researchers completed the Human Genome Project, which mapped …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 May after a Philadelphia couple had cells from their IVF embryos sent to specialists in Oxford, who checked them for genetic abnormalities. The …

Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient

OP-ED<p>Genetic screening: Every newborn a patient<p>Giving parents a torrent of information about a child's genetic disease risk will profoundly change the experience of bringing a new life into the world.<p>July 19, 2013|By Stefan Timmermans<p>The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and …

Molecular Biology

Meet the First Baby Born After Genetic Embryo Screening

What makes Connor Levy, a baby born on May 18, special is that his genome was sequenced for abnormalities before he was born — meaning the doctors …

Genetically Engineered Babies | HuffPost

Genetically modified crops pass benefits to weeds

Herbicide resistance could confer an advantage on plants in the wild.<p>A genetic-modification technique used widely to make crops herbicide resistant …

What science tells us about the safety of genetically modified foods

GMO foods are safe to eat, but they pose challenges in the environment.<p>Many aspects of modern technology make people a bit uneasy, but genetically …

New Post-Birth Test Reveals Baby’s Genetic Blueprint And Health Risks: Would You Want To Know?

Amelia Sloan — a healthy baby girl — is one of the first to take part in a large-scale research project taking place outside Washington, DC to <b>decode</b> …

Genetic Testing: It's Complicated

We readily use the term "genetic testing" in daily conversations. But we are dangerously close to oversimplifying a broad and multidimensional field of medical research. The fundamental challenge lies in how we translate complex, molecular technologies in a laboratory into actionable genetic …

National Institute Of Health Launches $25 Million Study On Newborn Genetic Testing

Researchers will spend $25 million in federal funds over the next five years assessing the effectiveness and ethical implications of making genetic testing of newborns a new delivery room standard.<p>Launched by the National Institutes of Health last month, the study will be divided into four projects …

Know your genome: what we can all gain from personal genetics

A decade ago, researchers completed what was one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time when they decoded the last of the three billion letters that make up the human genome. Since then, the cost of sequencing has dropped dramatically – from $3bn for the first human genome to a few …

$99 23andMe DNA Test Could Predict Your Entire Health Future

Our current health care system is built around reaction: doctors wait for patients to fall ill and only then find a way to heal them. But what if, …

Molecular Biology

Home Genetic Testing Faces Legal Hurdle in Maryland

In home genetic tests are available in other states for $99.<p>By Kate Andries, Capital News Service<p>With the cost of DNA sequencing dropping rapidly, …

The Emotional Costs of Genetic Testing

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of prenatal genetic testing? You're not alone.<p>The risks of most genetic testing are more emotional than physical, says Ellen Simpson, Ph.D., a genetics counselor in the prenatal diagnostic center at the University of California, San Francisco Medical …

Designer babies: Is genetic screening healthy or harmful?

Day 6 speaks with doctors who have opposing views over eugenics<p>The U.S.-based genetic testing company 23andMe has patented a system for parents who …