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First Direct-to-Consumer BRCA Test Authorized by FDA
Kerry Grens | Mar 6, 2018
The agency gave personal genomics company 23andMe the green light to screen samples for breast cancer–related genetic mutations.
FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2018
The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
Jim Daley | Feb 26, 2018
The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a
outbreak in 20 states.
New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting
Diana Kwon | Feb 22, 2018
The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2018
The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.
First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA
Kerry Grens | Feb 16, 2018
The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid. We’re Here to Explain What It Does.
Jim Daley | Feb 7, 2018
speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brain and what the agency's declaration means for research.
Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live
Shawna Williams | Feb 5, 2018
The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine.
Gilead’s CAR T-Cell Therapy Administered to Just Five Patients in Two Months
Catherine Offord | Dec 17, 2017
More than 200 people are on waiting lists for the $373,000 treatment as hospitals try to work around problems with insurers.