Genetic Testing

What I learned from home DNA testing

They promise to reveal everything from our ancestry to our chances of serious illness. But are DNA tests accurate and do they tell us anything worthwhile?<p>There may come a time in everyone’s life when they find themselves sitting at the kitchen table on an otherwise unexceptional weekday morning, …

DNA

When genetic testing throws up more questions than answers

Bringing genetics into medicine leads to more accuracy, better diagnosis and personalised treatment – but not for all.<p>AnneMarie Ciccarella, a …

Genetics

Obesity: An Individualized Approach Doubles The Success Rate Of Weight Loss Therapy

Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least …

Weight Loss

Fancy yourself a dog expert? Guess these breeds

DNA testing kits have been a game changer for people wanting to know more about their genetic makeup and ancestry. But, this technology has left all of us asking the exact same question: WHAT ABOUT THE DOGS?!<p>Now, we can use a similar test on our canines. So, of course, we have cheek-swabbed a …

Animals

Enzo Biochem Rounds The Corner

Enzo diagnostics platforms are expanding, revenues are increasing, and costs are decreasing.<p>Enzo has a competitive price-point advantage and market …

Stocks

Genetic testing: do we really want to know?

It was one of those calls you never forget. My uncle John, my mother’s eldest brother and de facto head of our family, was on the phone trying to …

Cancer

David Frost cardiac genetic testing service opens

<b>A new genetic testing service is opening at Belfast City Hospital aimed at identifying and supporting those at risk of heart problems.</b><p>It is the first service in the UK to benefit from a fund set up in memory of the late broadcaster, David Frost.<p>It is estimated more than 17,000 people in Northern …

Medicine

People look to DNA testing to bridge the African diaspora

Genetic testing is becoming a popular way to reach across the African diaspora, the Atlantic reports from the Aspen Ideas Festival. African Ancestry …

DNA

The real reason why all women should get their DNA tested

We are a society obsessed with information. We’re constantly connected, click-click-clicking to access a steady stream of news, data, and social-media updates. Curiosity is a powerful motivator, but there’s one area in which our thirst for knowledge has been inconsistent: genetic testing.<p>DNA tests …

Big Ideas

Gene sequencing may reveal risks for rare diseases

"Genome sequencing" of healthy people reveals that some are at risk for rare genetic diseases, a new study shows.

Medicine

Editor in Chief Michelle Lee Reveals Her 23andMe Genetic Testing Results

Where are you from?” It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. “Mostly Connecticut,” I answer, “but I was born in New York.” In 8 out of 10 cases, though, I see a furrowed brow followed by “No, I mean <i>what</i> are you?”<p>For my entire life, I knew myself to be 100 percent Chinese — and fully American, …

Genetics

Genetic testing of artistic ability is nonsense

SOME GENETIC TESTING agencies advertise that salvia can reveal how talented a child will be in certain arts. Even if the testing may cost more than …

Genetics

Global Genetic Testing Industry - The Business Journals

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Genetic Testing in US$ Million. The US market is further …

DNA

Swiss to allow genetic testing of in-vitro embryos from September

The date was confirmed by the Swiss government on Wednesday after the Swiss public approved the move in a referendum in June 2016, becoming the last …

Genetics

Chinese company, IBM partner for better cancer treatment

Baheal Pharm, a Chinese company that focuses on e-health, signed a partnership agreement with IBM in Beijing on Wednesday to introduce Watson for …

Cancer

The Top 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Pharma

The drug sends a message to a caregiver after the patient swallowed it. The doctor prescribes virtual reality treatments for migraines. Do you think …

Digital Health

How DNA Barely Explains Racial And Ethnic Genes | International Business Times

With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about …

DNA

Even though genetic information is available, doctors may be ignoring important clinical clues

With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about …

Medicine

Scientists Hope to Combat Rare Genetic Diseases With This Radical Proposal

One of the leading cause of death in the United States is sudden cardiac arrest. Nine out of 10 people that experience it will die from it. But, with …

Genetics

Overview

Genetic testing involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body's functions. Genetic testing can reveal …

DNA

The Future Of Nutrition Is Genetic Testing

"<p>As I sat in a conference learning about the interaction of genetics and nutrition, I genuinely wondered whether I had been teleported into the future. Whilst I still looked the same age, I couldn't quite comprehend how me spitting in a tube was providing a wealth of information about what I should …

Nutrition

Laboratory IT systems grapple with genetic testing surge

Seattle Children's has launched nationwide network with more 60 other hospitals and health systems to improve ordering, retrieval, interpretation and …

DNA

Balancing rights and responsibilities in insurers' access to genetic test results

Insurance Weekly News<p>By a<p>News Reporter-Staff NewsEditor atInsurance Weekly News-- Genetic testing is widely used across the developed world in order …

DNA

With Breast Cancer, the Best Treatment May Be No Treatment

Mammography, the boob-smooshing imaging technique used to detect breast cancer, has an overdiagnosis problem. Doctors have long known that some …

Cancer

Promising New Cancer Drugs Won’t Go Far Unless Everyone Gets Genetic Testing

A small company called Loxo Oncology thinks it can treat every cancer patient that harbors a specific, unusual, genetic mutation.<p>The problem: finding …

Cancer

The dangers of mail-in genetic testing

The risks from home-based genetic testing kits to privacy as well as people’s health appear far greater than the supposed benefits<p>If you could have …

DNA

Reliance on Foreign Tech Puts Strain on China’s Genetics Market

In 2007, Shanghai launched a project called Eastern Scholars, which provided funding to lure distinguished academics to the city to reinvigorate academic programs at top universities. The program provided the impetus for my 2009 move to Fudan University, where I ran the nanofabrication lab. Now, …

DNA

Genetic testing leaves some excluded from life insurance

Melissa Taylor has a family history of breast cancer and was first diagnosed with the disease in one breast at age 31.<p>The 47-year-old social worker …

How DNA barely explains racial and ethnic genes

With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about …

Genetics

How The Media Has Failed - The Invitae Story Is Strong

Invitae maps 20,000 genes to competitor's 30.<p>Invitae Corporation has forecasted revenue in the $55M-60M range by year-end and then another double for …

DNA