Genetic Testing

Are Our Terrible Genetic Privacy Laws Hurting Science?

As companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com help make genetic testing commonplace, you would think that we would become better at ensuring protections …

DNA

When Is Invitae Diagnosed As Oversold?

InVitae is one of the fastest growing genetic testing companies with over 20,000 genes in its diagnostic library.<p>NVTA next-generation sequencing …

Stocks

Thanks to Genetic Testing, Everyone Could Soon Have a Pre-Existing Condition

A quick cheek swab and you’re well on your way to learning quite a bit about your genetic risk factors.fotoquique/iStock As currently written, the …

Health Care

5 Things You Need To Know Before Taking an At-Home Genetic Test

DNA is what makes us who we are. In humans, our genetic makeup is 99.9 percent similar to the person next to us, but that tiny 0.1 percent difference is what makes each of us unique — providing us with traits such as eye and hair color, height, and even disease.<p>Genetic testing is now available for …

DNA

A new era for genetic testing, especially in pregnancy

A year and a half ago, few health insurers would cover a noninvasive prenatal test — which draws blood from a pregnant woman to analyze fetal DNA — …

DNA

More Expertise Needed in Understanding Genetic Testing : Oncology Times

doi: 10.1097/01.COT.0000516756.04883.77<p>News<p>A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who …

Cancer

The Most Important Conversation for Your Mother’s Day Brunch

What is the perfect gift to give your Mom for her special day? The Internet is loaded with suggestions. What may truly be the "perfect" gift, …

Cancer

Preventive genomics has arrived

<i>Our expert voices conversation on genetic testing for cancer.</i><p>Genetic testing used to be very expensive, and so was done infrequently and judiciously. …

Genetics

Genetic knowledge is power

<i>Our expert voices conversation on genetic testing for cancer.</i><p>More than 10 percent of all diseases are due to a genetic cause — and more gene-disease …

DNA

What a cancer-risk assessment can tell you

<i>Our expert voices conversation on genetic testing for cancer.</i><p>Genetic testing can be an important part of cancer risk assessment, but other factors …

Cancer

To test or not to test, that is the question

<i>Our expert voices conversation on genetic testing for cancer.</i><p>Most people who have a genetic mutation that predisposes them to cancer don't know it. …

Cancer

Genetic testing doesn’t always mean more certainty

<i>Our expert voices conversation on genetic testing for cancer.</i><p>Finding an inherited cancer risk gene can help prevent cancer and save lives. Carriers …

Cancer

How Indian DNA Test Startup Mapmygenome Draws From Astrology

In Hindu culture, birth charts hold special significance.<p>These Vedic horoscopes, called "Janampatri," lay out the positions of celestial bodies—like …

DNA

6 Healthy Habits With Huge Downsides (Nobody Talks About)

By Mark Hill Published: May 02nd, 2017 It takes real willpower to take a healthy activity, like jogging or eating most of a salad, and make it part …

Workplace Wellness

New DNA test IDs potentially harmful medication for ADHD, cancer, heart conditions

Montreal-based BiogeniQ has pioneered genetic tests that help doctors select the right medications more quickly. It’s a futuristic approach that’s …

ADHD

Belfast Marathon: Family of tragic boxer Joe Burns to raise cash for research into hereditary heart conditions

The family of a young man who died suddenly are running the Belfast Marathon to raise money for research into undiagnosed heart conditions.<p>Joe Burns …

Family

How Accurate Are Those Genetic Tests You Can Take at Home?

Experts say at-home genetic kits like those from 23andMe can provide entertaining information, but best discuss serious issues with a medical …

DNA

Preventative Testing for Everyone

NewCo Shift Forum<p>Preventative Testing for Everyone<p>By routing around insurance companies and going direct, Color Genomics wants to help everyone get …

Health Care

Why the Fish You Order Isn't Always What You Get

Seafood fraud, where cheaper species are labeled as more expensive ones, is common practice. A report last year found that one fifth of seafood sold …

Seafood

Why Thousands Of Women Might Be Getting Unnecessary Mastectomies

Here's what you need to know.<p>Genetic testing, once the realm of science fiction, has come so far that millions of physicians, and their patients, use it to help inform complicated medical decisions. But a new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Oncology</i> suggests that both patients and doctors need a …

Cancer

Novartis Tests New Alzheimer's Drug on People Who Don't Have the Disease

Novartis AG thinks its best bet for testing two new Alzheimer's drugs is on people who don't actually have Alzheimer's.<p>The Swiss drug giant is looking for people whose genes put them at high risk of developing Alzheimer's, but who haven't yet fallen victim to the mind-robbing disease. It hopes such …

Dementia

3 Things to Look for in Illumina's Q1 Results

Illumina reports Q1 results on Tuesday, April 25. Here's what to look for.<p><b>Illumina</b> (NASDAQ:ILMN) pleasantly surprised investors when it reported 2016 …

Investing

Lawsuit Claims Theranos Ran Fake Tests to Impress Investors

The bad news continues to roll in for Theranos. Earlier this week, the embattled blood-testing startup had to issue refunds to anyone in the state of …

Wall Street

Test Maker Expands Research to Identify Genetic Markers Unique to Fibromyalgia and Explore Direct Treatment Approaches

<i>By Staff</i><p>Today with the assistance of major medical universities including UCLA, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Illinois Chicago, …

Fibromyalgia

The Top Gene-Sequencing Stock to Buy in 2017

Investors have fairly limited options for buying gene-sequencing companies -- there just aren't that many to invest in. And some of the companies involved in gene sequencing aren't exclusively focused on it.<p>But one company stands out: Illumina.<p>Data source: Company press releases and 10-Ks. N/D=not …

Investing

Going beyond NPK in your fertilizer program - Country Guide

What’s involved in a soil health assessment? And what makes soil “healthy” in the first place? Researchers at the Chinook Applied Research …

Agriculture

When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk

When Angela Durden found out that she had tested positive for the breast cancer gene mutation, she decided to share the information with her daughter, Alexis, who was 14 at the time. That meant telling the teenager about her own future risk — that she had a 50 percent chance of carrying a mutation …

Cancer

15 Tools You Can Use to Beta Test Your Chatbot

Chatbots, computer programs that simulate human conversation either through text or auditory interaction, are a huge technology frontier. They can be …

DNA Day sales for 2017

<i>Save money, do good</i><p>Next Tuesday, April 25th, is National DNA Day.<p>It commemorates two amazing milestones in human genetic history: the discovery in …

DNA

Should athletes use caffeine to boost performance?

That depends on genetics, experts say. Toronto scientists are publishing research about caffeine and athletes next month.

Coffee