clinical practice
Exomes in the Clinic
Exomes in the Clinic
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2014
Two teams report molecular diagnosis rates of 25 percent sequencing separate sets of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions.
NIH Expands Undiagnosed Diseases Program
NIH Expands Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Tracy Vence | Jul 3, 2014
The National Institutes of Health is funding six extramural medical centers to help identify the causes of mysterious diseases.
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.
Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities
Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities
Daniel S. Kapp, David Rubenson, Beverly Mitchell | Apr 11, 2014
Considering “targeted therapeutics” in the face of intra-patient heterogeneity. 
The Dark Side of Curing Cancer
The Dark Side of Curing Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Panelists at AACR discuss the health risks that cancer survivors must face.
New Blood, circa 1914
New Blood, circa 1914
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2014
World War I provided testing grounds for novel blood-transfusion techniques.
Week in Review: March 10–14
Week in Review: March 10–14
Tracy Vence | Mar 14, 2014
Whole-genome sequencing in the clinic; blood-based biomarkers predict future cognitive problems; how some pain meds inhibit bacterial growth; ResearchGate launches Open Review
The Right to Know—or Not
The Right to Know—or Not
Tracy Vence | Dec 12, 2013
Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.
Implanted Trachea Going Strong
Implanted Trachea Going Strong
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2013
Five years after receiving a tissue-engineered airway, the 30-year-old Colombian patient is doing well, having experienced no immunological complications associated with the procedure.
Viral in Valencia
Viral in Valencia
Chris Palmer | Oct 1, 2013
A genetic analysis that tracks the evolution of pathogens helped incriminate a Spanish anesthetist who infected hundreds of patients with hepatitis C.