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"We love genetics…We love geneti... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics “We love genetics…We love genetics not…” Hsien Lei at Genetics & Health asks in this month’s Mendel’s Garden round-up of genetics bloggers. And guess what? We love genetic ... Read on »
"Will insurance cover my genetic... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics “Will insurance cover my genetic test?” is one of the most popular - perhaps the most popular - question we get at DNA Direct. For some genetic tests, the answer is pretty ... Read on »
…and Frank Sinatra, and Bill Cli... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics …and Frank Sinatra, and Bill Clinton, and (insert your favorite famous blue-eyed person here). The Danish geneticist, Hans Eiberg, who pioneered research into understandin ... Read on »
“Can You Scan My DNA?” by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics People are often asking our company if they can buy a test that will “scan my genes for everything.” No, not yet, but perhaps soon. Today’s Wall Street Journal has a cover ... Read on »
“Direct to Consumer” or Virtual Genetics Clinic? by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Recently there’s been a flurry of discussion about direct-to-consumer genetic testing as a result of the GAO investigation into nutrigenetic testing and presentation to th ... Read on »
“Will Insurance Cover My Genetic Test?” by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics “Will insurance cover my genetic test?” is one of the most popular - perhaps the most popular - question we get at DNA Direct. For some genetic tests, the answer is pretty ... Read on »
A Challenge to the Laws of Heredity? by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics There’s a fascinating piece of research and discussion in today’s Nature, about a potentially new function that RNA may play in heredity and the expression of hereditary t ... Read on »
A Dance of DNA by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics The more I learn about DNA — and as you can imagine, it’s a big part of my job — the more it intrigues and inspires me. I marvel at how this complicated, precise structure ... Read on »
A Genetic Counselor Responds to “Trig’s Breakthrough” by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics A recent editorial in the Washington Post, “ Trig’s Breakthrough,” has caused a lot of discussion in the genetic counseling community. It uses Sarah Palin’s youngest child ... Read on »
A new review of the deCODE T2 te... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics A new review of the deCODE T2 test for diabetes risk is in — from someone who is a blogger and a nurse, and has type 2 diabetes. Kendra James over at Diabetes Notes talks ... Read on »
A number of new and wonderful bl... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics A number of new and wonderful blogs have joined the DNA Network: Discovering Biology in a Digital World Sciencebase Science Blog The Daily Transcript The Per ... Read on »
A visit with an old friend this ... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics A visit with an old friend this weekend underscored my hope that the work we do today will change the lives of our children tomorrow. My friend is 36, the same age his fat ... Read on »
A while back, I began a series o... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics A while back, I began a series of short posts on genetic conditions that are most common in people with Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Now it’s time to pick those back up agai ... Read on »
All Gene Discoveries Are Not Equal by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics When newspapers announce that a gene has been discovered for a certain disease — such as the recent findings of genes involved in chronic fatigue syndrome, schizophrenia, ... Read on »
Almost every ethnic or demograph... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Almost every ethnic or demographic group has higher rates of certain genetic diseases than the general population. There are a number of genetic conditions that are relati ... Read on »
Although not directly related to... by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Although not directly related to genetics, it’s not surprising that we’ve been talking around the water cooler about the unauthorized preview of Google Health. Says Dav ... Read on »
Amy Harmon’s The DNA Age Wins a Pulitzer by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Congratulations to Amy Harmon who just received a Pulitzer Prize for her series, The DNA Age. Her series, with articles and videos, “explores the benefits and burdens of g ... Read on »
An Autism-Like Developmental Disorder: Rett Syndrome by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Most people haven’t heard of Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects primarily girls. The disease is unfamiliar because it was only in 1983 that Rett sy ... Read on »
Ancestry Testing, Part Two by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics In an article entitled “Missing Links” (WSJ), Donald Moffitt explores how DNA testing has become the new trend in genealogy. He writes: “DNA Testing has the hottest t ... Read on »
And they’re off! The Genomic X Prize by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics The race is on: $10 million to the first team that develops the technology to sequence 100 genomes in 10 days. Today the X Prize Foundation announced the $10M award, wh ... Read on »