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Required Reading: July 2014

Great stories are published daily about the impact personalized medicine is having on individual patients, and the medical community as a whole, but it can be a challenge to stay on top of the news. 498 more words

Patient Impact

By Any Other Name.....



What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

 -William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

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Could the answer be in my genes?

I’ve been trying to put together the pieces of my health puzzle for a long time now. Every time I find a piece I get excited, only to realize there’s another piece missing. 450 more words


Insurance Coverage and Genetic Testing: Part 3

Before I move on to other (and potentially more interesting) topics to blog about, there are just a few more important things related to genetic testing insurance coverage… 728 more words

Program For Jewish Genetic Health

23andMe Scientists Receive Approximately $1.4 Million in Funding From the NIH

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.


What Good Is Genetic Testing For Orphans?

Several for-profit companies now make personalized genetic testing more widely and readily available than in the past, adding the particularly attractive feature of widespread comparison amongst people’s genomes.[1] The usefulness of such genetic testing (for orphans and non-orphans alike) resides almost wholly in the breadth of participation by other people who have been tested, since the hope to locate one’s immediate family depends heavily (maybe entirely) on whether someone in that family has also been tested at the same site as you (but see the note on GEDMatch below). 530 more words



Long awaited… I have added the Resources page to include books and information that have been very informational along the way.  This list will be continually evolving.