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Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor

Specialty: Genetics
NYC, New York
I am the founder of a Personalized Medicine practice (likely the first private practice of its kind). In addition I am the Clinical Genetics Fellow at Yale University until 2010. I also sit on the Informed Cohort Oversight Board for the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative. I am posting,... Full Bio
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23andMe going infomercial style! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Dan Vorhaus points out the Plan B for 23andSerge! Personally I love the irony of naming it "Plan B" MSRP 499, but yours for the low, low price of 99 USD. QVC, ... Read on »
Respiragene Test and CT Screening for Lung Cancer? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I love personalized medicine. I absolutely think it is beyond fantastic to be able to say to a patient "This is the drug for you" Or, we need to screen for ... Read on »
Pulitzer Prize Winner Amy Harmon hosting ethical dilemmas! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics How do you face life as a 22 year old if you carry a genetic variant for an incurable illness that will most likely strike in middle age? That's right, Amy Harmon is h ... Read on »
Consumer Genetic Testing for heart attack risk? Worthless! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Here are the top ten reasons why in its current state, direct to consumer or otherwise, genomic testing for cardiovascular disease risk is ... Read on »
Family History Better than Navigenics/DTCG Shill for Cancer Genes? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Yes, You heard it here. A recent study abstract and pressed about from my friend Charis Eng MD PhD , Clinical Geneticist, Internist and all around really smart lady s ... Read on »
For Personalized Medicine CPMC is the Gold Standard Study by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ok, So I just wrapped up a meeting with some, well, nearly all of the most brilliant minds in Pharmacogenomics. Where was I? Yes, on the cover of USA Today's life sect ... Read on »
Unregulated DTCG saved my life. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ok, so if Ellen Matloff hasn't flipped her bobbed haircut , 99245 without 60 min of MD care-insurance billing head yet, then this story will make her and the rest of ... Read on »
Barbara Evans is Right! Sliding scale of regulation. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics As the FDA debates what they should do, Barbara Evans at the University of Houston Law School and Amy L. McGuire of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Bayl ... Read on »
Kif 6, Genetic Findings = Useful Medicine 1 in 1000 times by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Way back in 2008 I mentioned an article , which I hoped would pan out. Or at least I hoped it would point the way to a model of PGx research which would be followed b ... Read on »
A Whole Month Off, for Good Reason! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I have a lot of friends and readers who have emailed me over the month. The recurring comments: "Has the DTCG field run you off of your blog?" The answer: "Uh No" W ... Read on »
Plavix and 2C19 BrewHahHah by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Yes, I am a little slow Yes, It has been a long time. But, I am back. With a serious hankering to smash some studies. I already pooh pooh'd ... Read on »
What is medical testing? Why it matters for DTCG survival. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I just was threatened by Daniel MacArthur over at GenomesUnzipped that he was about to delete my comments. He called it trivial. I think he is missing the tremendou ... Read on »
Reporter Mary Carmichael, will she do it? Newsweek and DTC Genomics! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics " I don't even know if that was a hammer that got dropped on their heads. More like a piano." -Anon Quote re: DTCG and Congressional hearings.... When Ms. Carmichae ... Read on »
Another Ho Hum for SNPs, FGFR2 and breast cancer risk. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics The setting: Salvage of SNPs for Breast Cancer risk prediction published in JAMA yesterday. The study: Women, 10306 with breast cancer mean age of Dx 58, 10393 sans bre ... Read on »
FDA Tuesday, Congress TODAY. More letters for DTCG. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I read with great interest Dan Vorhaus' post on the new letters sent to DTCG companies this week . While it seems to me that these letters were probably planned beforeha ... Read on »
FDA LDT meeting, bigger than just DTCG! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics At the FDA public hearing today , I began to hear a collective groan. The groan was from the LDT community that provide tests that are actually in clinical use today. You ... Read on »
FDA and the DTCG company MashUp. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I know I said I would stop writing about 23andSerge. I will, but I am still going to write about what I think may go down next week in D.C. Land. As you may know, ... Read on »
Longevity Gene Study, The hype cycle must die! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics You know what I love. I love a good story. Magic research discovers Longevity genes, now humans live to 900. Just like Methusaleh. Great headline. Unfortunately, t ... Read on »
No more 23andMe blog posts. The Sherpa has achieved his goals. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I am absolutely done talking about 23andMe. Yes, you have heard correctly. That doesn't mean I will stop watching what they are doing. It means that I have coer ... Read on »
Ok, Spam Botted! Prasugrel PLUS 2C19 PM has better outcome. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Alright, so I just found out that I posted a spam bot post. Not from a nice student named Ashley. Instead what I will post is a subgroup analysis of TRITON TIMI 38. ... Read on »