Genetic Testing

How The Jews Beat Tay Sachs

Not long ago, having a baby was a fairly straightforward venture. When a couple decided to have a child, they’d ditch the birth control pills and dim …

Jewish Culture

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

Apple has hired the guy who 3-D printed his own brain tumor

Apple quietly made one of its coolest hires ever.<p>The company recently brought on Steven Keating, the MIT doctoral student who made a 3D printout of …

Genetics

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

Plaintiff: Theranos Used Shell Companies to Buy Outside Testing Equipment

Filings in a suit brought by its investors claim that Theranos, the embattled medical device company, formed shell companies to covertly buy …

Schadenfreude

When Even Genome Sequencing Doesn’t Give a Diagnosis

Four-year-old Beckett Edwards has had the works when it comes to genetic testing. And his family still doesn’t have an answer.<p>Soon after he was born, …

Genetics

Google’s Verily Launches 10,000-Person Research Project to Map Human Health

On Wednesday, Verily, the health tech division that Google’s parent company Alphabet established in 2015 announced the launch of research project to …

Digital Health

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

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 …

Automation

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

'The Bachelor' Alum Lesley Murphy Shares Pictures After Her Preventive Double Mastectomy

Former <i>The Bachelor</i> contestant Lesley Murphy has undergone a preventive double mastectomy—and she's openly sharing the process on social media. …

Cancer

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 …

Parenting

Nanopore Store

RNABund<p>Direct RNA Starter Pack<p>$1,000.00<p>A self-sufficient introduction to nanopore RNA sequencing with the MinION. Ideal for those who are familiar …

Lung cancer: Blood test may lead to earlier, personalized treatment

A new study details the development of a blood test that can identify genetic mutations associated with non-small cell lung cancer within 72 hours. …

Cancer

Alphabet seeks 10,000 volunteers — and their health data — for a massive medical study

Alphabet’s Google division is, fundamentally, in the business of selling data. That is a useful thing to keep in mind when Alphabet’s Verily comes calling for your medical data. But Google is also inarguably useful; this is why, despite knowing that my every move is being tracked by the company, I …

Enterprise Tech

If You Ever Plan To Have Sex, Use This Guide To Get Tested For Free

Because knowing your status should be as easy as, well, peeing in a cup.<p>Posted on April 18, 2017, 17:01 GMT<p>Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a great way to keep yourself and others healthy when you're sexually active.<p>Planned Parenthood / Via instagram.com<p>Getting tested is …

HIV

Do patients and doctors understand breast cancer genetic testing results?

(Reuters Health) - If you have early-stage breast cancer and have undergone genetic testing, the odds are high that the results were not explained to you by a genetic counselor, and chances are, the results did not affect your surgeon's recommendations for treatment, according to a recent U.S. …

Cancer

Clinical guidance on genetic testing: A Q&A

Earlier this month, an FDA ruling gave 23andMe permission to market its personal genetic tests for 10 diseases, including Parkinson’s and late-onset …

Genetics

Google’s Health Study Seeks 10,000 Volunteers to Give Up Their Medical Secrets

Google knows all about your habits and interests online. Now the search company’s health spinout, Verily, is asking 10,000 Americans for intimate …

Digital Health

Experts Espouse Tools Beyond Post-Race Drug Testing

Laboratory officials and racetrack investigators encouraged regulators April 18 to make a bigger commitment to options beyond the post-race test, …

Horses

Theranos just agreed to refund 175,000 people in Arizona who took its tests

Anyone who paid to take one of Theranos's blood tests in Arizona will be receiving a refund from the company, Arizona's attorney general said on Tuesday.<p>In total, Theranos will pay the state $4.65 million to refund the tests, and will also pay $225,000 to cover civil penalties and attorneys' …

Genetics

Porn production stopped after possible HIV-positive test

The adult entertainment industry’s trade association has called for a standard hold on pornography production after a performer possibly tested …

HIV

Time to Test for Yourself

Recently, there has been some dustup around a process we developedlast July to facilitate testing malware prevention products.<p>An important part of …

Genetics

Blog: A guide to mobile marketing art testing

A basic guide to setting up mobile marketing art testing: from deciding if you should run a test to figuring out what to do with the results. ...

Game Design

Here's What It Looks Like When a Gene Test Says You're Prone to Alzheimer's - Tonic

You may have seen the news last week that the FDA gave genetic testing company 23andMe approval to sell direct-to-consumer kits that measure your genetic predisposition for up to ten diseases—including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and celiac. So let's say you decide to give it a go: You order a kit, …

Genetics

Is There Anything New Blood Tests Can’t Diagnose?

“Precision pathology” will add higher quality lab tests to predict treatment outcomes for ailments ranging from concussions to heart attacks.<p>The …

Medicine

Vending machines at a Chinese university stock on-the-spot HIV tests

(South China Morning Post) — Sitting alongside packs of instant noodles and cans of soft drink, a northern Chinese university is offering HIV testing kits in its updated vending machines.<p>Harbin Medical University is the second university in Heilongjiang province to sell the test kits through …

HIV

'Absolutely devastating': Young siblings diagnosed with same rare cancer

A Quebec couple is reeling after their young daughter was diagnosed with the same type of rare cancer their older son fought eight years …

Cancer

23andMe Is Selling Your Data, But Not How You Think

Embedded in our genetic code is all kinds of sensitive data that could be compromising in the wrong hands. Without genetic privacy protections, the …

Biotechnology