Controversial guidelines suggest patients should be informed what risks lurk in their DNA

by jeeg 21. March 2013 23:32
Doctors who sequence a patient’s full set of genes for any medical reason should look for two dozen unrelated genetic conditions and tell the individual if they find any of them lurking in the DNA, according to a long-awaited report led by a medical geneticist from Boston. Released Th... [More]

Vt. law on drug data mining ruled unconstitutional

by jeeg 1. December 2010 23:26
An appeals court says a Vermont law that restricts companies' use of information about the drugs doctors prescribe is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled Tuesday that the law on so-called data mining is a commercial free speech restrict... [More]
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