Does Family Medical History Matter to a Health Nut?

by jeeg 10. June 2014 23:33
  Last winter, while reporting a feature for this magazine, I was sitting in the Stanford office of Atul Butte, a pediatrician-slash-computer-scientist-slash-wunderkind, and he was touting the promise of the personal genetics revolution. Health care is on the brink of being totally tran... [More]

Why the Angelina Effect Is at Odds With New Guidelines

by jeeg 27. December 2013 02:49
  It's official. The "Angelina Effect" that prompted many women to undergo genetic testing for the breast cancer gene isn't always such a good thing. Actress Angelina Jolie shocked the world last May when she revealed that she'd undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning th... [More]

Family health history: 'best kept secret' in care

by jeeg 15. November 2010 20:09
Make Grandma spill the beans: Uncovering all the diseases that lurk in your family tree can trump costly genetic testing in predicting what illnesses you and your children are likely to face. It may sound old-fashioned, but a Cleveland Clinic study comparing which method best uncovered an inc... [More]
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