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Genetic testing for antidepressants 'standard of care' at Mayo Clinics

Prelude: there is genetic protein testing available and is the ‘standard of care’ at Mayo Clinics since 2011 and is covered occasionally for medical reasons. It could really benefit a person who needs antidepressants.  423 more words

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'It can save your life': Halifax man advocates for genetic testing

HALIFAX – There is a silent killer in Tim Westhaver’s family, but it is one that he has known about for years, thanks to genetic testing. 695 more words


In Class Nov. 18th: genetic diseases and genetic testing

Today, we’ll consider this NPR news story: New Genetic Test Screens Would-Be Parents and consdier the following questions.

  • What is a genetic disease? What is the connection between DNA and protein in a genetic disease?
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Xcode Life Sciences: Offering a personalized health program using saliva testing

Xcode Life Sciences is a Chennai (India)-based startup that offers a personalized health program called 100&Life. I spoke to the founders, Saleem Mohammed and Abdur Rub, to further understand the vision of their startup. 930 more words


Happy tears

We’ve prepared for this news for eight years. I’d worked so hard to be equipped for a different outcome, that I was not ready to hear the words, “Anna is NOT a carrier.” 511 more words


Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error

Many patients in the past have experienced discouraging results after trying medications for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD or other problems. Sometimes the medicines cause side effects that are intolerable, simply don’t work, or even made symptoms worse. 755 more words

Interesting Facts About Mental Health