BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are more common in certain populations (e.g., people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent) than others. Closer monitoring or prophylactic measures might be undertaken following positive tests (by genomic sequencing) for those mutations. 504 more words
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Watch above: Dr. Samir Gupta talks to Leslie Roberts about genetic testing kits.
TORONTO –Testing for genes associated with certain diseases can be attractive for would-be parents looking to protect their unborn children but there are some risks associated with the practice. 505 more words
Many of us in the genetics and genomics community think that this a golden age for our work. During the last thirty years or so, it has become apparent that genetics plays a very important role in virtually all aspects of human health and disease. 577 more words
Your genes have a lot to say about who you are and how healthy you are. But for certain diseases, including cancer, so many genes are likely involved that it’s hard for doctors to come up with a useful, reliable way to turn your DNA information into a precise risk score. 393 more words