Genetic Testing

7/21 UPMC Pinnacle-Genetics Testing & Counseling

The exciting world of genetics and genetic testing. Meagan Smith, Genetics Counselor. Knowing your risk for cancer and the counseling/testing …

Genetics

When your DNA test reveals a secret: The life-changing power of genetic tests

We often hear about success stories about families reunited. But not all stories are happy ones. DNA tests have unearthed secret pregnancies, …

University of Michigan

AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer's or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would.<p>Some 17 percent of Americans already have undergone at least one kind of DNA test, and 52 percent of the remainder say they'd like to, according to …

Science

Japanese Trying Out DNA Testing Due To Rapidly Aging Population

6:12 PM 07/18/2018<p>DNA testing that helps identify risks for certain medical conditions is growing in popularity in Japan due to its rapidly aging …

Molecular Biology

Genetic testing is coming of age, but for consumers it's buyer beware

It’s becoming more and more common for patients to choose genetic tests that assess risk for diseases such as breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, …

Molecular Biology

Why There’s a Deep Cultural Aversion to DNA Testing, Even When It Can Reunite Separated Immigrant Families

As the U.S. government struggles to make good on its promise to reunite all 3,000 children and parents who were separated at the border, it would …

Health Information

AncestryDNA’s Genetic Testing Kit Is An Even Lower Price Than 23andMe Today

6:08 PM 07/17/2018<p>Earlier this Prime Day, we told you how 23andMe, the #1 bestselling genetic testing kit, is 67 percent off. That company may have …

Conservative View

Despite all of the scientific advances in genomic sequencing, genetic testing, and gene editing, science writer Carl Zimmer suggests we lack a rich understanding of what heredity means and how traits

Despite all of the scientific advances in genomic sequencing, genetic testing, and gene editing, science writer Carl Zimmer suggests we lack a rich …

Genetics

Direct-to-consumer raw genetic data and third-party interpretation services: more burden than bargain?

Comment |<p>Open | Published: 12 July 2018<p>Tia Moscarello MS,<br>• Brittney Murray MS,<br>• Chloe M. Reuter MS &<br>• Erin Demo MS<p><i>Genetics in Medicine</i> (2018) | Download …

Clinical Trials

Treating your dog's digestion problems

There is nothing worse than seeing our dogs suffer from digestion issues. In many cases, digestive stress can be linked back to the gut (and the …

Wellness

ACP says genetic testing to reunite separated families should meet ethical principles

Washington, DC (July 11, 2018) -- In a new policy issued today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) stated that immigrant families who have been …

Molecular Biology

Genetic Testing - World Markets to 2024: 2018 Strategic Business Report

DUBLIN, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --<p>The "Genetic Testing - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to <b>ResearchAndMarkets.com's</b> offering.<p>The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and …

Molecular Biology

DNA on Demand: The Rise of At-Home Genetic Testing and Why Counseling is Critical

Presented by: Mass General Cancer Center<p>Photo credit: Andrew Douglas<p>The creation of at-home or direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has made …

Molecular Biology

DNA tests for separated families slammed by immigration advocates

Immigration advocates on Thursday criticized the Trump administration's plan to conduct genetic testing on migrant children and parents separated as a result of its "zero tolerance" policy, saying the move is invasive and raises concerns over what the government might do with the biological data.

Immigration

Breast cancer surgeons don't always order genetic testing for patients

(Reuters Health) - Many breast cancer patients may miss out on genetic tests that could help pinpoint the ideal treatment regimen at least in part because their surgeons are uncomfortable discussing the pros and cons of these tests, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Approximately one-third of patients receive …

Cancer

About Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic …

Molecular Biology

Attending Surgeon and Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

This population-based study quantifies the association of attending surgeon attitudes with rates of genetic testing after diagnosis of breast cancer …

Cancer

ESHG welcomes the Council of Europe's new protocol on genetic testing

The Council of Europe's protocol on genetic testing for health purposes* came into force yesterday (Sunday 1 July). The protocol, an addition to the …

Genetics

23andMe plans to send DNA kits to try to reunite families separated at the border — but privacy issues loom

John Moore/Getty Images<p><b>On Thursday, congressional representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked to 23andMe about possibility of using genetic testing to</b> …

Molecular Biology

STAT Plus: Could genetic testing help reunite separated immigrant families? It’s complicated

Amid the family separation crisis at the U.S. border, some concerned observers have floated an idea: Could direct-to-consumer genealogy companies …

Genetics

Lawmakers press genetic testing companies for details on their privacy policies

Pressure is growing on direct-to-consumer genealogy and genetic testing companies to be more transparent about their privacy policies, after the …

Chemical Engineering

Genetic Testing at Gluck Ends Equine Blood Typing Service

DNA testing is still available to determine DNA types and perform parentage testing.The post Genetic Testing at Gluck Ends Equine Blood Typing …

Horses

Germline Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma at Time of Diagnosis

Editorial<p>June 19, 2018<p>JAMA. 2018;319(23):2383-2385. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6227<p>Recent attention has focused on the hereditary basis of pancreatic …

Cancer

Gene mutations linked to pancreatic cancer

Six genes contain mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person's risk for pancreatic cancer. However, because …

Cancer

How Your Genetic Data Could Be Shared Without Your Consent

As a genetic counselor, it is always challenging to tell the patient sitting in front of you that she carries a genetic mutation (or, a pathogenic variant, as it is now called) that could negatively impact her health. But, perhaps more challenging, is telling the person that her family members are …

Molecular Biology

Like Facebook But For Extended Family: How Genetic Testing Companies Are Turning Into Social Network Sites

Many sites have internal messaging systems that allow people to connect with third and fourth cousins, aunts and uncles many times removed, and …

Health Policy

Differences in attitudes toward genetic testing among the public, patients, and health-care professionals in Korea

Article | Published: 18 June 2018<p>Heesang Eum ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8391-3224,<br>• Mangyeong Lee,<br>• Junghee Yoon,<br>• Juhee Cho,<br>• Eun Sook Lee,<br>• Kui Son …

Google Scholar

Erasing Your DNA Footprint Is Harder Than You Think

Tracking down your DNA is a lot harder than you think. The direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry promises insight into everything from your …

Genetic Testing

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/16/18

Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 6/16/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert Trousdale, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses knee and …

Mayo Clinic

Invitae Study of 143,000 Patients Shows Importance of Routinely Including Deletion and Duplication Detection with Sequencing in Genetic Testing

<b>-- Approximately 10 Percent of Patients With Genetic Changes Associated with Disease Show Copy Number Variant Changes That May Go Undetected by</b> …

Genetics