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Company Offers Genome Assessmentsby Nicholas WadeNew York TimesNovember 16th, 2007The revolution in human genomics, though barely understood by professionals, is about to hit the street, at least for those able to pay about $1,000 for a glance at their entire genome.
Is There a Heart Attack In Your Future?by RON WINSLOWWall Street JournalNovember 6th, 2007What are the chances that you will get heart disease, or Alzheimer's? Or that you'll get fat? New genetic tests will soon be available to offer people answers to these questions and more, assessing their risk for a range of conditions based on a sample of saliva.
Corporate Genomics and Creepy GeneBookby Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesOctober 25th, 2007Is the much-anticipated market of "personal genomics" better described as "corporate genomics?"
In-Home Genetic Tests Represent Riskby Jesse ReynoldsNewsdayOctober 22nd, 2007Myriad's direct-to-consumer advertising of its test for genes related to breast cancer is likely to be the tip of the iceberg, and what it suggests for the future is quite alarming.
Google Wants to Track Your Medical History -- And Your Genomeby Jesse ReynoldsAlterNetSeptember 20th, 2007Are you ready to entrust this deeply personal information to a company that recently received a failing grade in privacy?
Ad Campaign Fuels Debate On Breast-Cancer Gene Testby Marilyn ChaseWall Street JournalSeptember 11th, 2007A new direct-to-consumer ad campaign for a breast-cancer gene test is reigniting a debate over who really needs the test and whether it will induce low-risk women to take drastic measures to prevent the disease.
Low-cost personal DNA readings are on the wayby Peter AldhousNew ScientistSeptember 6th, 2007It isn't necessary to read your entire genome, however, to browse many of the genetic variations that may influence your health. The most pertinent information could be gleaned by sequencing the 1 per cent of the genome that codes for proteins. Thanks to the advances in sequencing technology, that might be done for as little as $1000 per person.
Home DNA tests create medical, ethical quandariesby Victoria ColliverSan Francisco ChronicleAugust 21st, 2007Recent growth in at-home genetic tests, such as those which indicate the sex of a future child, raises concerns.
Health Care 2.0?by Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesAugust 21st, 2007Both Google and Microsoft are planning to forays into health care information. These endeavors are likely to have mixed benefits.
Latest Genealogy Tools Create a Need to Knowby Ellen RosenNew York TimesAugust 18th, 2007Researching their roots has become a passion for many Americans. As Web sites and genealogical societies proliferate and DNA testing becomes more widely available, the tools for tracing a family tree are becoming more accessible — and the hunt is often intriguing.
For the First Time, FDA Recommends Gene Testingby David BrownWashington PostAugust 17th, 2007Food and Drug Administration officials said yesterday they are bringing to doctors' attention the potential usefulness of getting a patient's genetic profile before prescribing warfarin, one of the most widely used -- and most dangerous -- drugs on the market.
Googling Your Genes?by Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesJuly 18th, 2007When Google recently invested nearly $ 4 million in a new gene mapping startup called 23andme, many dismissed it as little more than nepotism.
The potential dark side of geneticsby Barry KellmanSan Francisco ChronicleJuly 8th, 2007Barry Kellman, professor of international law and director of the International Weapons Control Center at DePaul University College of Law, warns of potential misuses of biotechnology.
Now Google is grooming a biotech firmby Verne KopytoffSan Francisco ChronicleMay 24th, 2007Company invests $3.9 million in business begun by Brin's bride
DNA Tests Offer Immigrants Hope or Despairby Rachel L. SwarnsNew York TimesApril 11th, 2007Federal officials are increasingly turning to genetic testing to verify the biological bonds between new citizens and the overseas relatives they hope to bring here.
Stalking Strangers’ DNA to Fill in the Family Treeby Amy HarmonNew York TimesApril 3rd, 2007Prompted by the advent of inexpensive genetic testing, they are tracing their family trees with a vengeance heretofore unknown.
Facing Life With a Lethal Geneby Amy HarmonNew York TimesMarch 19th, 2007Yet even as a raft of new DNA tests are revealing predispositions to all kinds of conditions, including breast cancer, depression and dementia, little is known about what it is like to live with such knowledge.
At a Harlem Reunion, a Rancher From Missouri Meets His ‘DNA Cousins’by Corey KilgannonNew York TimesMarch 15th, 2007As genetic testing for ethnicity and ancestry has become more available to the public, more Americans are seeking information on their lineage. And many are confronting surprises in family background, racial makeup and newfound relatives.
Entrepreneur Puts Himself Up for Study In Genetic 'Tell-All'by ANTONIO REGALADOWall Street JournalOctober 18th, 2006"Dr. Venter says his project will yield the first complete map of an individual human."
Deep Roots and Tangled Branchesby Troy DusterChronicle of Higher EducationThat is the case among the prominent subjects featured in "African American Lives," a two-night, four-part PBS series scheduled for February 1 and 8. The host and executive co-producer is Henry Louis Gates Jr., chairman of the department of African and African-American studies at Harvard. Gates has assembled eight notably successful African-Americans, among them the media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, the legendary music producer Quincy Jones, and the film star Whoopi Goldberg. Each participant, along with Gates, is the subject of some serious professional family-tree tracing. There are surprises for each of them, and the series has undeniable human-interest appeal.
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