Who will pay for CRISPR?

26Jun
2017

New concerns raised over value of genome-wide disease studies

25Jun
2017

New concerns raised over value of genome-wide disease studies – Nature News (free)

“Large analyses dredge up ‘peripheral’ genetic associations that offer little biological insight, researchers say”.

 

What happens when an expensive drug is approved based on a lower bar of proof?

25Jun
2017

Insurers Battle Families Over Costly Drug for Fatal Disease – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“A new drug can cost over a million dollars, even though it’s unclear if it works. Now, insurers are refusing to pay” (RT @NYTHealth see Tweet)

 

Risks of Breast, Ovarian, and Contralateral Breast Cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers

21Jun
2017

The human genome was never completely sequenced

21Jun
2017

‘Not everyone wants to know': Warnings over genetic tests

20Jun
2017

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything?

19Jun
2017

No Shortcuts on the Long Road to Evidence-Based Genomic Medicine

2Jun
2017

Viewpoint: No Shortcuts on the Long Road to Evidence-Based Genomic Medicine – JAMA (free)

“The need for evidence in genomic medicine is more important than ever” (RT @JAMA_current see Tweet)

 

The Paternal Epigenome Makes Its Mark

6May
2017

Medical News & Perspectives: The Paternal Epigenome Makes Its Mark – JAMA (free)

Related: Influence of paternal preconception exposures on their offspring: through epigenetics to phenotype – American Journal of Stem Cells (free)

“Epigenetic changes may be the underlying mechanism by which paternal factors such as age, diet, weight, stress, and alcohol consumption contribute to a range of health outcomes in offspring including birth defects, behavioral problems, developmental disorders, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer”.

 

F.D.A. Will Allow 23andMe to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers

10Apr
2017

Genetic assessment of age-associated Alzheimer disease risk

23Mar
2017
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