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We Can Be Disease-Proof!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Without the right skill set, health is elusive. You can't get there from here. The relevant skills are yours for the taking, and with them, you and those you love truly can be to an astonishing degree, disease-proof.

Henrietta Lacks' Genes and All of Yours?

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Like Henrietta Lacks' family, millions of us will soon confront questions about our genomes. We should learn as much as we can, and plan more carefully now, before it is too late. Our genomic data may reveal aspects of our fate, but we can still potentially control how and when the information is used.

Change Your Genes With... Meditation?

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

It really does sound like an infomercial, doesn't it? Emerging research suggests a relationship between the practice of meditation and genetic changes. Let's consider the evidence.

Want to Help Heal the World? Start by Sharing Your Health Data

Stacy Lu | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Lu

Ideally, precision medicine will lead to improved diagnosing and customized treatment based on personal genetics, and include a feedback loop to monitor effectiveness. UCSF already has a number of related initiatives on board.

Ancient Mummy Gives Up Genetic Secrets

natureheader | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By Jo Marchant The ancient Egyptians could soon be getting their genomes sequenced as a matter of routine. That’s the view, at least, of the first ...

Howard Fineman

Sequestration Stupidity Is Genetic | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Of all the blinkered buzz-saw cuts in this year’s $85 billion spending sequestration, perhaps none is as counterproductive -- or as fla...

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

Made In The Image of God: Human Value And Genomics

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

To see where the clash comes from, we first need to understand the revolutionary nature of the Imago Dei idea in its original context in the texts of Genesis.

The Genomics Revolution

Joanna Lynne Kelley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Joanna Lynne Kelley

In this exciting moment of rapid scientific progress and change, it is paramount that an informed public be a participating partner in the progress of science.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.

A New Medical Frontier

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2012 | Science

We are on the eve of significant technological breakthroughs with the potential to redefine not only the average life span but also the practice of medicine.

What Scientists' Gene Feat Means For Picky Eaters

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/30/2012 01:07 PM EDT on LiveScience For years scientists have slaved away, trying t...

The Prostate Screening Predicament: What's a Guy to Do?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The USPSTF has moved on from ambivalence about prostate cancer screening with the PSA test, and inveighed decisively against it -- a recommendation that is apt to stoke the flames of competing passions, and generate a whole lot of heat but altogether too little light.

Gene Screens for Soldiers

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 04.22.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

What are the implications for society if a serious mental illness can be avoided by deliberately excluding some people from certain sorts of situations? Should our screening mechanisms become so heavy-handed, if the technology allows it?

Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

Cracking Your Genetic Code: NOVA-Hastings Film Explores Issues That Arise From Genomic Science

Michael Roth | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Michael Roth

On the one hand, genomic science promises us an unprecedented look at the material sources of our lives, and on the other hand, this science may tempt some to think that we are nothing more than our genetic makeup.

Unlocking Genetic Secrets Of Healthy Aging: Study

GlobeNewswire | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

Complete Genomics Inc., the whole human genome sequencing company, and the not-for-profit Scripps Health system today announced a major collaboration ...

Why Your Genes Don't Determine Your Health

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

The decoding of the human genome at the dawn of the millennium carried the hope and promise of the beginning of the end of human suffering.

Is There a Genie in the Genome?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

My own hope for genomic advances lingers. But at its best, that hope was and is a small flicker in comparison to the luminous promise of lifestyle.

Genes, John Wayne and Population Health

Paul Tarini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Tarini

On the final day of TEDMED this year was unveiled Ozzy Osbourne's genome. There, for all to see, was the metal-rocking Prince of Darkness rendered in...

Form Follows Force: Haresh Lalvani

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Mesler

Haresh Lalvani isn't just any sculptor -- he's revolutionizing the way we conceive of and manufacture shape.

Feeling Spent? 5 Easy Ways To Overcome Exhaustion

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

Here are just a few tips that will help you to reset your body clock and rediscover your natural rhythm.

Don't "Protect" Us From Our Own Genetic Information

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Smolenyak

Unfortunately, there is a tendency towards a paternalistic attitude by certain groups in the medical professions who seek to limit access to medical information that is not directly under their control.

TED Talks: Anne Wojcicki Of 23AndMe Discusses Consumer Genomics (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Michael Macher | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology

Here's a question: If you could find out whether you were genetically predisposed to a life-altering disease like Alzheimer's or breast cancer, would ...