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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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Guest Post by Ashley M. Jones. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Sometimes on the Sherpa I take promising requests for posts from writers who have interesting viewpoints. Ashley is one of those. Will Personalized Medicine Save Us Fr ... Read on »
Answer to GenomicsLawyer's Question. What the FDA will do with DTCG. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Dan Vorhaus JD on his blog says "The path of least resistance may be to simply agree with the FDA....The viability will depend on how the FDA intends to categorize t ... Read on »
I am glad we can all put this behind us. FDA rules on DTCG. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics As you now may be aware. DTCG is considered a medical diagnostic according to the FDA. I look forward working with companies who may now allow me to use their tests for me ... Read on »
Cellulite On Your Bod? Blame your genes! Or market 'em! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Could I go on a huge rant about 23andMes mess up and how it was discovered by a customer rather than LabCorp or 23andMe? Yes. Would it be useful? No. Why? ... Read on »
DTC Genomics adjusts for regulations. 23andCGC? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics In a blatantly obvious, why the hell werent they doing that in the first place? move. 23andSerge acknolwedges, finally, that they ARE Providing clinically impo ... Read on »
5 Days after the Quake Critique by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I want to know, when everyone got all upset with my review of the Quake paper and bashed me on this blog. Why? Why did no one post on the Viewpoint put out in The L ... Read on »
Breaking 23andMe's Terms of Service: Not just the patient's problem. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics A blogger over at 5Am Solutions Blog is about to break 23andMe's Terms of Service. "So I called my primary care physician's office and told the appointmen ... Read on »
DTC Genomics reviewed in Genetics in Medicine by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I just received the May issue of Genetics in Medicine, only 24 days late. But it caught my attention for several reasons. 1. The issue is covering Adult Topics almost ... Read on »
Thomas Goetz has the wrong debate. FDA doesn't intend to restrict. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I think everyone in this space has been way off base as to what the problem is with FDA and Congress wanting to investigate the DTC Genomics companies. The whole mi ... Read on »
How Bad Can a House Investigation be for DTC Genomics? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ok, so you've been summoned to Congress to testify It won't be that bad if you know what you are in for. So let's review. 1. A chart listing the condi ... Read on »
Couldn't you have picked a better Gene Set Berkeley? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I admire UC Berkeley for pushing the envelope. They have been doing it for decades. Encouraging risk taking, and defying stereotypes But when I read about their ... Read on »
Potential of genomic medicine, LOST by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I was reading and often read Mark Henderson of the Times The piece I just read about the "Potential of genomic medicine could be lost, say science think-tanks" ... Read on »
GateKeeper? FCUK U! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Dan Vorhaus recently had a great post about the FDA coming in to carpet bomb DTC now OTCGenomics. But what I am pissed off about is everyone using the term gatekeeper ... Read on »
Last post edited by Drew by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics "Clinical Assessment Incorporating A Personal Genome" The clinical assessment was incomplete. It was missing the following items 1. A Physical Exam 2. A Complete ... Read on »
Personal Genomes in Clinical Care. Quake paper Falls Short! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics With all due respect to the scientists involved in analyzing Stephen Quake's genome in clinical context. You did a major league $h!tty job. No offense. I can on ... Read on »
Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative rising by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics This evening I want to write about something amazing I recently was able to participate in. It was the first meeting of the Pharmacogenomics Advisory Group. This group, chai ... Read on »
2C19, Navigenics and Clinical Reality. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ok, I would like to welcome Navigenics to the world of Clinical Utility. Just yesterday they announced their pharmacogenomics panel available to both consumers and physic ... Read on »
99 USD, DNA day and patient letters by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Yes, What a great DNA Day! Today started with my twitter feed notifying me that 23andMe had dropped their prices to 99 USD today. Which almost had me ... Read on »
Happy DNA Day! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics As I send off my third genetic test today in my Personalized Medicine Practice I want to wish everyone a happy DNA Day! More to follow. I promise! Read on »
The Rumors of My Death........ by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics You know how the rest of the story goes. Frankly, I have been running flat out for the last 6 months. I have been working with some amazing computer scientists, l ... Read on »