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Iowa DNA Project is Growing: March 2015

The Iowa DNA Project has almost doubled in size since the February Quarterly Roundup.  With our current membership, 72 of Iowa’s 99 counties are now represented by the DNA of Project Members. 208 more words

Genetic Genealogy

Blood samples as surrogates for tumor biopsies in patients with lung cancer

(The JAMA Network Journals 26 February 2015) A study examined the feasibility of using circulating free DNA from blood samples of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer as a surrogate for tumor biopsies to determine tumor-causing epidermal growth factor receptor mutations and then correlate that with expected patient outcomes, according to a study published online by JAMA Oncology. 8 more words

Clinical Pathology

How DNA Tests Helped Me with Genealogy!

By Jason Gavin, Special Collections Librarian

I’ve discussed some of the various kinds of DNA tests available before. Recently I was discussing with family my experience with the Ancestry.com DNA test compared with the National Genographic test -both of which I’ve taken- and thought I’d share my experience. 414 more words

Special Collections

The Results Are In - 23andMe

For Christmas this past year, one of the most special gifts I received was a 23andMe DNA kit. When a Paraguayan adoptee friend told me she was interested in genetic testing a year ago, I was very skeptical of it- mostly due to 23andMe’s crackdown by the FDA and an ignorance about the way these companies operate. 524 more words


Tick Tock...The FTDNA Lab Backlog

Naturally, we’re thrilled when any of the ‘Big 3′  DNA companies offers a sale. If the sale is big enough, like the FTDNA December 2014 sale… 310 more words

Genetic Genealogy

Colorectal cancer and the importance of screening

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States. Yet, it is a form of cancer that is majorly preventable and easily detected early through the use of screening.  340 more words

House Calls

DNA screening kit given the go-ahead by US regulator

BBC News Joe Miller 20 February 2015

A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition, after a U-turn by the US regulator. 31 more words

Clinical Pathology