New Guidelines Expand <em>BRCA</em> Screening
New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening
US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.
New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening
New Guidelines Expand BRCA Screening

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends genetic testing for mutations in the cancer-related genes for more—but not all—women.

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Heel Prick, 1957
Heel Prick, 1957
Ashley Yeager | Jul 15, 2019
Robert Guthrie’s blood test for the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria launched a worldwide movement to screen every baby for the disease soon after birth.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Prenatal Sequencing for Some Autism Genes May Soon Be Available
Prenatal Sequencing for Some Autism Genes May Soon Be Available
Jessica Wright | Apr 22, 2019
Two studies, taken together, imply that sequencing can identify a genetic cause for ultrasound abnormalities in roughly 10 percent of cases.
Image of the Day: Cancer Spheroid
Image of the Day: Cancer Spheroid
The Scientist Staff | May 15, 2018
3-D balls of cells can be used to screen for potential cancer drugs.
Human Cancer Drugs May Be Effective in Tasmanian Devils
Human Cancer Drugs May Be Effective in Tasmanian Devils
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
A new study reveals similarities between the transmissible cancers that infect the endangered marsupials, and hints at ways to treat them.
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Genetic Screens Provide Clues About Prognosis, Risk of Second Cancer
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2018
Mutations in the TP53 gene appear to influence the prognosis and likelihood of future cancers in pediatric leukemia patients.
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Genetic Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2017
Researchers identify 72 novel genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk.
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 14, 2017
Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Andrea Anderson | May 22, 2017
Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.