Today I had my first consultation with a genetic counselor. I think many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, especially those with a known family history are recommended by their surgeons and oncologists to see one. 959 more words
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It sounds like an incredible headline from a tabloid, but its true: Scientists cured DBA in mice! (click to read the research article).
It is the best news from the biomedical front I’ve heard in years, ever since the hematologist told us he suspected Adahlia suffered from bone marrow failure due to genetic condition, and that we were in for a marathon, not a sprint. 1,097 more words
Going beyond physical attributes, I would dare to say that positivity is attractive. So much so, that the response to anything is to “be positive” or at least, “don’t be so negative.” Negativity is frowned upon and most of the time, realistic possibilities are skewed as negativity and therefore frowned upon. 765 more words
My favourite subject during college and masters’ was genetics. Topics such as gene-environment interactions that shape an individual fascinated me. They still do – the article today looks at how small changes in the genetic alphabet leads to major behavioural or biological changes. 290 more words