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The Patient’s Right to Know by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics This morning I wanted to write about an article in Forbes by Peter Huber on diagnostic technology, FDA regulation and a patient’s right to know. But my colleague Jason bea ... Read on »
What We’re Talking About This Week by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Genes and Drug Abuse: Most studies have been in Western nations where there is larger access to and use of illicit drugs. Now there’s a study from Norway supporting genet ... Read on »
Tamoxifen, Genes and Efficacy Rates by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I am thrilled to see discussion in today’s NY Times about the promise of genetic testing for drug metabolism. In particular, I’m excited to see mainstream media discussio ... Read on »
Mendel’s Garden #2: Rare Genetic Conditions by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I’m a bit late in announcing this but the latest issue of Mendel’s Garden, the new genetics blog round-up, is up at Genetics and Health. A few of the selections about rare ... Read on »
Genetic Testing, Public Policy and You by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics I was in DC at the NIH this week and spoke in front of the Secretary’s Advisory Counsel on Genetics, Health, and Society ( SACGHS ) about direct-to-consumer genetic testi ... Read on »
Genetic Risk: Your Genes “In Context” by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Whenever there’s a flurry in the news about genetic testing, we get calls from people who just want to know: What can a genetic test tell you? There are different types ... Read on »
Fear of Genetic Discrimination by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics There continues to be much debate in the genetics community about whether genetic discrimination exists. This week’s Grand Rounds spotlights a beautiful piece by Dr. Charl ... Read on »
New DNA Test for Colon Cancer Screening 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 »
Breast Cancer: Privacy, Prevention & Insurance by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Breast Cancer Chronicles ’ has recent posts on preventive options and insurance considerations for women who carry a genetic risk for breast cancer (a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutat ... Read on »
Weekly Poll #2: Privacy or Payment? by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics If you were going to get a genetic test, what would be more important to you: Getting genetic testing paid for by your health insurance, or keeping the results of your tes ... Read on »
DNA Banking: CHOP, Kaiser Permanente by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Funny that we should be talking about DNA banking this week. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the oldest pediatric hospital in the U.S., just announced the launch of a ... Read on »
Codeine, Breastfeeding and Your Genes by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Some women carry multiple copies of a gene that metabolizes codeine into morphine. These women process codeine at much higher rates than the average person, which means th ... Read on »
More on Genetics of Chronic Fatigue by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics This week’s Journal of the American Medical Association has commentary about the research into genes related to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Unfortunately, the full-tex ... Read on »
Weekly Poll #1: DNA Banking by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Would you bank your family’s DNA? Why or why not? Post a comment and let us know! Here’s why we’re talking about DNA banking: Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an ... 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 »
DNA Direct Talk’s New Blogger by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics This summer DNA Direct had a wonderful intern, Elissa Test, who came to us on the way to med school, as part of her personal research into the range of medical professions ... Read on »
Is the Wide World of Genetic Testing Getting Narrower? by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics As expected, the discussion about FDA regulation of genetic testing as a fallout of the GAO investigation is heating up. Today in “ The Wide, Wide World of Genetic Testing ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Clinic Opens in Bay Area by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics The Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California recently announced the opening of its new Down Syndrome Clinic. The clinic offers a multidisciplinary appr ... Read on »
What We’re Talking About This Week by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics New, Promising Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. Forbes has a long article on two drugs, Inspire and Vertex, that are in late stage clinical trials. The article has a great ... Read on »
My Interview at Genetics & Health by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Genetics Hsien Hsien Lei has a great interview series at Genetics & Health, which features people from all aspects of the genetics industry — researchers, CEOs, advocates, academic ... Read on »