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New and improved prenatal screening: do expecting parents understand what these tests mean?

“It’s your pregnancy. Demand the accuracy of the MaterniT21 PLUS test.” “No confusion. Just simple, clear results.” So reads Sequenom Laboratories’ website, speaking to prospective parents and health care providers. 1,081 more words

Bioethics

23AndMe Granted Regulatory Approval By The FDA

Good. But the FDA shouldn’t be able to regulate diagnostic medicine in the first place. You should have the right to learn whatever you want to and can pay for about your body, from whoever you wish.

Companies

TILTed Genetic Testing

Even if you are not living with an invisible illnesses (like MCS, ME, Fibromyalgia, etc) you have probably been hearing quite a bit about the use of genetic testing to personalize medical treatment. 2,622 more words

Toxicant Induced Loss Of Tolerance

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

Adoption

Molecular stethoscopes (and precision medicine)

Eric Topol And Stephen R. Quake (2015) A Stethoscope for the Next 200 Years. The ability to see ‘alien’ DNA and RNA in the blood can detect cancers very early. 60 more words

Personalised Medicine

23andMe and the Genomics Frontier

Last Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized the biotechnology company 23andMe to sell a consumer test for the genes that cause Bloom syndrome… 1,121 more words

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