Genetic Testing

A Genetic Testing Company Just Screwed Up 50,000 Cancer Screenings

As fun as it is to find out where your great-great-great grandparents came from, the real promise of genetic testing is in the realm of disease. By …

Genetics

23andMe is raising $200 million to make drugs from your DNA

Big Money<p>Genetic testing and analysis firm 23andMe has reportedly raised close to $200 million in its latest round of funding. The company is now at …

DNA

23andMe Wants To Turn Your Genetic Data Into A Drug-Discovery Goldmine

Image: 23andMe<p>Since launching a decade ago, the consumer genetic testing company 23andMe has sold people more than two million DNA tests revealing …

23andMe

Ask the Expert: Should I Get Genetic Testing?

Dr. Prianka Chawla discusses the pros and cons.<p>September 13, 2017, 9:35 a.m.<p><i>Welcome to our Ask the Expert series, in which our panel of health</i> …

Boston

After error, SF genetic testing firm is retesting 50,000 saliva samples

San Francisco genetic testing firm Invitae Corp. is re-examining 50,000 saliva samples after discovering an error in one of its tests that generated …

DNA

Why the breast cancer gene you may never have heard of could matter

In the four years since actress Angelina Jolie went public with her decision to have mastectomies to prevent breast cancer, the BRCA tumor-suppressor …

Cancer

Role of genetic testing highlighted at meet

The only way to identify and prevent transmission of an inherited condition is to get tested for such conditions. At the second edition of Madras …

Genetics

Too few women with breast cancer get genetic testing

(Reuters Health) - Some women with breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from genetic testing to guide their treatment and follow-up care, but less than one in five of those women actually get tested, a recent U.S. study suggests.<p>Of an estimated 3.8 million women in the U.S. with a history of …

Cancer

Genetic testing: first person accounts

‘They emphasised the options'<p>Nathalie Sadie, 17, took part in the GENEius programme at JFS earlier this year.<p>“The assembly Jnetics held pre-screening …

Jewish Culture

23andMe gets $200 million in funding to bring its genetic testing to the masses

23andMe, the DNA testing company that turns saliva into in-depth genetic analysis, is raising $200 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital, sources close to the situation confirmed to Business Insider.<p>This puts the company at a pre-money valuation of $1.5 billion, according to Axios.<p>The funding …

Business

Genetic Testing Is Recreating Bonds Broken by Slavery

“These tests at their best allow new forms of connection that might not have been otherwise possible,” says Alondra Nelson, president-elect of the Social Science Research Council. Though African American communities experienced a troubled history with genetics, primarily through eugenics, …

Genetics

Hospital to boost genetic testing for newborn babies

One of the UK's largest women's hospitals is to increase its ability to genetically test newborn babies 12-fold.<p>Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation …

NHS

Novosco lands deal with hospital to improve genetic testing for babies

A Northern Ireland IT firm has landed a new deal with a major hospital in England.<p>Cloud-computing firm Novosco has signed a contract with the UK's …

News (Ireland)

Israeli court blocks family from opening infant’s 1950 grave for genetic testing

A court has forbidden the opening of a grave by a family that suspects that its infant son was kidnapped from the hospital where he...<p>Want to enjoy …

Genetics

Genetic tests are everywhere, but how reliable are they?

The Greeks asked their oracles to predict future fortunes and future losses. The Romans studied the entrails of sacrificed animals for similar …

DNA

Your gene tests can be used by life insurers — and that's a problem

Life insurance applicants must disclose genetic test results if required by the insurer. While other countries have protected consumers from this, …

Insurance

Understanding the Difference Between American and Australian Labradoodles

Labradoodles are a cross-breed between Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. Unlike other cross-breeds, Labradoodles were very carefully cross-bred (in …

Dogs

White supremacists don’t take their “impure” genetic testing results very well

What with white supremacy suddenly, depressingly prominent in the news this week, there’s been an uptick of interest in the psychology of the tiki torch-wielding members of the so-called “alt-right.” Where do they organize? (The deep web, at least for now.) What do they want? (The same shitty stuff …

Racism

Australians can be denied life insurance based on genetic test results, and there is little protection

A parliamentary inquiry is currently underway into Australia’s life insurance industry, which has raised several issues including discrimination by …

Insurance

Fed govt funds kids' cancer study

Children with brain tumours will be given access to a new genetic testing program aimed at helping them survive.

Cancer

Should We Be Embracing At-Home Genetic Tests?

When direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests first appeared on the market, <i>Time</i> magazine celebrated them as the invention of the year in 2008. However, …

DNA

White Supremacists Aren't Thrilled With DNA Testing Results

When white supremacist Craig Cobb took a DNA test on “The Trisha Goddard Show” in 2013 and found out he was 14% sub-Saharan African, he refused to …

Racism

Many breast, ovarian cancer survivors should take this genetic test

<i>; Credit: ColorBlind Images/Blend Image</i>Rebecca PlevinMore than 1 million American women who have had breast or ovarian cancer are not getting a …

Cancer

The disturbing, eugenics-like reality that can emerge from genetic testing — Quartz

Recently, a CBS news crew traveled to Iceland, producing a report titled “Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing.” As much as it …

Down Syndrome

White supremacists taking DNA tests sad to discover they’re not 100% white

The sociologists studied more than 3,000 posts on the Stormfront forum over a decade in which white supremacists discussed genetic testing.

Canadian News

White supremacists are embracing genetic testing - but they aren't always that keen on the results

Users of far-right site Stormfront are resorting to pseudo science and conspiracy theories when DNA tests show they aren't as "pure" as they …

Racism

Mitt Romney Claps Back at Trump

Here's your week in review, in haiku.<p>1.<p>Prebiously in<p>the West Wing. Currently on<p>Bob Mueller’s short list.<p>2.<p>Burkina Faso.<p>Konduga. Barcelona.<p>And yes, …

Mitt Romney

Let's Give Out Genetic Testing Kits at the Next Neo-Nazi Rally

Here's a free idea, internet friends: In order to further reduce the already tiny number of actual white supremacists in our midst, let's start a …

Racism

Has Prenatal Genetic Testing Gone Too Far?

On Monday, CBS News reported that the increased practice of prenatal genetic testing has led to the near "eradication" of Down syndrome in Iceland — not because doctors are treating Trisomy 21, the chromosomal anomaly that causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome, but because …

Women's News

Ask Amy: Genetic testing reveals family secret

<b>DEAR AMY:</b> About a year ago, I used one of those genetic testing services. The website shows other users who share genetics with you and allows …

Advice