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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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Sherpa Accepting Chief Medical Officership by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Now that it has been announced in China . I am proud to say I will be accepting the Chief Medical Officership for Baidu's new Whole Genome Sequencing service called XY o ... Read on »
End of Gene Patents? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics With the NY district court ruling in ACLU et.al. v USPTO/MYGN it appears clear that the bar for gene patents is super high and most will likely not reach it. Does this mea ... Read on »
PGx in DTCG? Doesn't stand up to Useful testing. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics HT Don Rule today as well as the ENTIRE Pharmacogenomics Advisory Group that I am a proud member of. Don wrote this comment a few days ago "I was curious ... Read on »
Why did P&G invest in Navigenics? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I kept beating myself up, trying to figure out why the largest food/products company in the world put money in Navigenics. Was it for nutrigenomics? Was it for the captive a ... Read on »
A moment of Clarity. Some DTCG is not bad. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ok, Here is the G-d's honest truth. Not all SNP/DTCG companies are bad. What do I mean by bad? Not all SNP/DTCG companies misrepresented that which is not med ... Read on »
How can MDVIP use Navigenics Test for Medicine? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I have been harping on this say what you mean. Say what you do. Theme lately. I am a board certified doctor who practices personalized medicine. I see patients and ap ... Read on »
SNPs for breast cancer risk? It Depends. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I hold in my hot little hands a copy of the NEJM, March 18th edition. In it there is an article which isn't even released yet. Entitled "Performance of Comm ... Read on »
The Argument Against DTC Genomics Marketing and such by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Keith Grimaldi and Daniel MacArthur and Andrew Yates and I have a little bit of confusion. I think we are arguing over 2 different points. First, Keith, Daniel and Drew ... Read on »
BRCA testing by 23andME is the same as Myriad Genetics. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics February 2009 23andMe entered into clinical medical testing of DNA variants which are the exact same variants Myriad Genetics tests for. There is only ONE use for ... Read on »
The FDA, 2c19 and the ACC by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Did anyone see the FDA issuance of the better warning that as many as 14% of patients will not benefit from Plavix/Clopidogrel? Did anyone see the cold shower be ... Read on »
........DTC Genomic Medicine? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Back in February of 2009 23andMe/Serge decided to do testing for genetic founder mutations......... Yet they claimed it wasn't medicine and should not be used for medic ... Read on »
The problem with Comparative Whole Genomics...... by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I have been having this debate with a good friend and mentor. I think Complete Genome Comparison could be a Killer App. He thinks it could be a legal an ... Read on »
What a difference a year makes by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics It has been one year since I commented on 23andMe's foray into clinical medicine . I was frankly blown away that such a move would be so blatant without integratio ... Read on »
Just 4 million? What 23andMe is worth. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics So by now I am certain everyone in the DTC genomics world has seen this BNET story From the Story "Is it really the best time for 23andMe, a leader in ... Read on »
G2C2, finally a tool for genomic education! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Has anyone visited or registered for G2C2 at UVA? I have been championing for years, the addition of Physicians' Assistants and Nurses into the field of Medical Geneti ... Read on »
I was wrong......AHEM by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Ok, I was wrong. When GC said: “The GET Conference 2010 marks the last opportunity in history to gather a majority of individuals in the world with public personal genome s ... Read on »
Hey! It's Pete Hulick! Are you Going to GET? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I want to congratulate Dr Peter Hulick M.D. Medical Geneticist/Internist. I just read his wonderful article in the Internal Medicine News. For those who don't know Dr ... Read on »
9p21.....ahem. Paynter et.al. Smackdown. Again. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Yeah, yeah, yeah........common variants don't work for heart disease.......We got it. Rare variants matter more........ Jim Chinitz is spot on. ... Read on »
I love my readers, even Renata M! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics This is commentary from my prior blog post and with a great Reader who always gets my thinking about my stances and opinions. Since I couldn't fit it all in the comments p ... Read on »
How can insurers use DTC genomics to profile? by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics The Answer: They float a trial balloon in the Merry 'Ol Land of Oz...... So when everyone pointed out to me that this NIB in Australia was offering deep discount ... Read on »