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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
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
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
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
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Panelists at AACR discuss the health risks that cancer survivors must face.
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
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
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
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
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.