Patient Data Posted Online in Major Breach of Privacy

by jeeg 9. September 2011 22:10
A medical privacy breach led to the public posting on a commercial Web site of data for 20,000 emergency room patients at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., including names and diagnosis codes, the hospital has confirmed. The information stayed online for nearly a year. Since discoverin... [More]

Stanford Reviews its Personal Genomics Program

by jeeg 11. September 2010 04:58
Konrad Karczewski, a bioinformatics student at Stanford University, learned quite a bit about himself over the summer.     He found out that his risk of prostate cancer is 24 percent - seven percentage points higher than the average man's - and confirmed that his chance of having... [More]

Exposing the Student Body: Stanford Joins U.C. Berkeley in Controversial Genetic Testing of Students

by jeeg 8. July 2010 02:17
This week, the University of California, Berkeley will mail saliva sample kits to every incoming freshman and transfer student. Students can choose to use the kits to submit their DNA for genetic analysis, as part of an orientation program on the topic of personalized medicine. But U.C. Berkel... [More]

Stanford Joins Berkeley in Genotyping Students

by jeeg 10. June 2010 19:14
It seems simple enough: Swab the inside of your cheek, mail it to a genetic testing company and a short time later you’ll get a report about your risks for certain diseases. But if you then decide to share the information with your physician in hopes of getting more guidance, you may hav... [More]

Welcome, Freshmen. DNA Swabs, Please.

by jeeg 30. May 2010 01:46
When the University of California at Berkeley announced a project that asks incoming freshmen for the fall of 2010 to voluntarily submit their DNA for genetic testing, the plan quickly garnered national attention and generated heated debate. The New York Times carried its account in the May 19... [More]

Additional Schools Consider Genetic Tests for Students

by jeeg 27. May 2010 00:13
Just weeks after the University of California, Berkeley made national headlines by asking incoming undergraduates to submit genetic samples for an orientation program about the emerging field of personalized medicine, Bay Area rival Stanford University said Monday that it will offer DNA analys... [More]
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