The Song Remains the Same

by jeeg 22. January 2015 21:20
As I listened to President Obama run through his checklist of proposals during the State of the Union speech the other night, I felt a bit of déjà vu at his mention of the promise of personalized medicine. Here’s what he said: “I want the country that eliminate... [More]

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]

The Value of Your Genome

by jeeg 11. December 2012 20:24
  Whole genome sequencing is unlikely to become a routine part of medicine anytime soon.   In this era of plummeting DNA sequencing costs, we frequently hear the claim that soon everyone should have their whole genome sequenced. However, two implicit assumptions underlie such claims... [More]

Science for Sale

by jeeg 3. October 2010 02:26
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found over 40 percent of the best designed, peer-reviewed scientific papers published in the world's top medical journals misrepresented the actual findings of the research.(i) The "spin doctors" writing the papers found a way to sh... [More]
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