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New UCSF Program Aims to Advance Equity in Genomic Medicine in the Bay Area – UCSF News Services

A team of UC San Francisco researchers will receive $11.7 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to launch a new Program in Prenatal and Pediatric Genomic Sequencing (P3EGS) at UCSF. Continue reading

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Genetics put some older women at higher risk than men for Alzheimer’s – USC News

White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimers disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives, according to a study headed by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers. The findings from one of the worlds largest big-data studies on Alzheimers counter long-held beliefs about who is at greatest risk for the disease and when, suggesting new avenues for clinical trials Continue reading

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Genetic tests are everywhere, but how reliable are they? – The Boston Globe

Illustration by cristina span/for the boston globe The Greeks asked their oracles to predict future fortunes and future losses. The Romans studied the entrails of sacrificed animals for similar reasons. In modern-day medicine, though, soothsayers come in the form of genetic tests. Continue reading

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This Last-Resort Test Saved 2 Women From CancerAnd It Could Save You, Too – Prevention.com

But despite rounds of surgery and radiation and chemotherapy, the cancer kept coming back. Continue reading

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Designer babies the not most urgent concern of genetic medicine … – Toronto Star

In this photo provided by Oregon Health & Science University, taken through a microscope, human embryos grow in a laboratory for a few days after researchers used gene editing technology to successfully repair a heart disease-causing genetic mutation. The work, a scientific first led by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, marks a step toward one day preventing babies from inheriting diseases that run in the family.(Oregon Health & Science University via AP) By Johnny Kung Mon., Aug. 21, 2017 Recently, an international team of scientists successfully corrected a disease-causing gene in human embryos, using a gene editing technique called CRISPR Continue reading

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To Protect Genetic Privacy, Encrypt Your DNA – WIRED

In 2007, DNA pioneer James Watson became the first person to have his entire genome sequencedmaking all of his 6 billion base pairs publicly available for research. Well, almost all of them. He left one spot blank, on the long arm of chromosome 19, where a gene called APOE lives Continue reading

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