Interesting ‘series’ on a young girl and genetic testing for Huntington Disease – this is her story.


a. Genetic testing and disease: Would you want to know?


b. Genetic testing: Does Kristen Powers have mom's fatal gene?


c. TEDxTeen - Kristen Powers The InnerKid Philosophy (Video Clip)


August 2012


Myriad Genetics BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents upheld in court


Genetically engineering 'ethical' babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor


Neanderthals did not interbreed with humans, scientists find


Common Lab Dye Found to Interrupt Formation of Huntington's Disease Proteins


Clinical Trial Is Favorable for a Prenatal Gene Test


Stem cells responsible for higher brain function found


Fruit flies offer DNA clue to why women live longer


State of progress in treating cystic fibrosis respiratory disease



July 2012


European Agency Backs Approval of a Gene Therapy


Is gene doping coming to the Olympics?


Academic journals face a radical shake-up


Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments


Quality Of Life Of Children With Trisomy 13 And 18 May Be Better Than That Predicted By Physicians


New Tool in Fight vs. Jewish Genetic Diseases: A Catalog


Population Genetics, Autism Research Centre to Study Asperger Variants


In Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future


Rare genetic mutation protects against Alzheimer's


From mom’s blood, a fetus’s entire genome



June 2012


How Often Does Early Breast Cancer Metastasise?


Multiple Tumor Zones Need To Be Sampled In Breast Cancer


Broader Health Risk Suggested By Fragile X Gene's Prevalence


Personal genomics company 23andMe awarded Parkinson's gene patent


Genome of 18-week-old foetus deciphered


A Geneticist’s Research Turns Personal



May 2012


Many Rare Mutations May Underpin Diseases


Making Gene Mapping Part of Everyday Care


HIV gene therapy is safe and long-lasting, but is it effective?


Research Center to Focus on Cancer Genes


Blood test could detect breast cancer risk

In reading this article it is important to remember that although certain ‘trends’ have been seen they do not necessarily describe the norm (how it works). These articles provide access to ground-breaking scientific research and discovery but requires a lot more figuring out before it means anything to you and me as the general public!


Riddle of Solomon solved: Scientists find South Sea islanders' blond hair didn't come from Europeans, but evolved separately


Breast cancer rules rewritten in 'landmark' study


One gene helped human brains become complex


Synthetic DNA Created, Evolves on Its Own


Another “IQ gene”: new methods, old flaws


DNA Day, 2023 (blog)


Interesting reads for clinicians and geneticists:

Germline BRCA1 mutations increase prostate cancer risk


Characterization of mtDNA variation in a cohort of South African paediatric patients with mitochondrial disease


Gene Tests May Not Drive Patients to More Medical Care


ELSI 2.0 for Genomics and Society



April 2012


Stress levels and smoking: Why your dad's bad habits may have wrecked your genes


Gene test that could predict breast cancer years before it strikes


'Brake gene' turned off in pancreatic cancer


Mayo Clinic identifies gene critical to development and spread of lung cancer


Why 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki Trusts the Crowd Over the System


Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk


Genome sequencing identifies multiple genes involved in gastric cancer


Whole-Genome Sequencing of Healthy Individuals Provides Limited Risk Prediction for Common Diseases


DNA mapping not for everyone - study


Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness Is Limited


Studies Link Daily Doses of Aspirin to Reduced Risk of Cancer


Bridge the Gap Between Basic Research and Patient Care, NIH Head Urges


Rick Santorum speaks of his daughter's medical condition



March 2012


Gene flaw linked to serious flu risk


Beliefs About Nature And Nurture Can Change Health Strategies


USB stick can sequence DNA in seconds


Drug bests cystic-fibrosis mutation


Male Y chromosome extinction theory challenged


New Discovery In Fight Against Huntington's Disease


Microarray Superior To Standard Prenatal Tests


Successful Gene Therapy For Inherited Blindness


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