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The Right to Know—or Not

By | December 12, 2013

Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.

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23andMe Now Facing Lawsuit

By | December 4, 2013

Shortly after getting in trouble with the Food and Drug Administration, the personal genetic testing company is slapped with a class action lawsuit.

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FDA to 23andMe: Stop Marketing Kits

By | November 26, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration blocks the marketing of unapproved genetic tests.  

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Pharmacogenetics Puzzle

By | November 20, 2013

Conflicting clinical trial results leave researchers unsure whether genetic information is useful for determining initial Warfarin dosage.

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Sequenced at Birth

By | September 5, 2013

An NIH program will study the promises and pitfalls of sequencing newborns’ genomes.

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Another Lawsuit over Genetic Tests

By | July 11, 2013

Myriad Genetics, the company originally behind tests for the cancer-associated BRCA mutations, is suing two competitors for patent infringement.

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Next-Gen Test Tube Baby Born

By | July 10, 2013

A baby has been born using in vitro fertilization aided by next-generation sequencing of embryos for genetic abnormalities.

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What Should Patients Be Told About Genetic Risk?

By | May 7, 2013

Experts disagree on how doctors should reveal incidental findings in patients’ DNA sequences.

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Watson Opposes Gene Patents

By | July 19, 2012

James Watson files a brief in the ongoing legal case over Myriad Genetics’ right to hold patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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Inferring DNA from RNA

By | April 11, 2012

A new technique to derive DNA information from non-DNA sources, such as RNA, threatens the anonymity of genetic database donors.

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