For healthy people, is there a compelling reason to know if your genes make you susceptible to a specific disease or condition? Or are there some things you’re better off not knowing?
Archive for the ‘Genetics’ Category
Also: The U.S. is heading toward one of the worst West Nile seasons since 1999; and Medicare spending growth is slowing.
Also: 23andMe is hunting for genes linked to Parkinson’s disease in data from personalized DNA tests; and Maryland hospitals and regulators are discussing raising hospital prices for private insurers and businesses to make up for suggested Medicare and…
Here’s what’s making health news this morning:
Dallas Steps Up West Nile War (WSJ): A total of 693 cases of West Nile virus, with 26 deaths, have been reported nationwide this year to the CDC as of Aug. 14. Nearly a quarter of the cases and 10 o…
Here’s what’s is making health news this morning:
Research on Pain Medicines Seeks a Genetic-Trait Link (WSJ): An international research team, based at the University of Pennsylvania, got an $18 million grant from the federal government to study ho…
The first gene-therapy drug in the Western world likely came a step closer to the market as European regulators recommended approval of a medicine to treat a rare, incurable disease.
Also: Genetic weak spots in colon cancer might serve as targets for drugs; studies show binge drinking raises the risk of cognitive decline in people over 65; and an Oregon man is recovering from a rare case of bubonic plague.
Also: Brain tissue from former football star Junior Seau is sent to the NIH for study; research shows keeping a food diary can help people lose weight; and growth in global spending on medication is expected to slow.
Also: Researchers suggest the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s might appear 25 years before the expected onset of the disease; and Melinda Gates pledges $560 million for family planning.
Researchers are tackling an ambitious new project: the creation of a catalog of mutations for Jewish genetic diseases.