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Personal Genomics

Aetna Promotes Genetically-Personalized Wellness Program, But Does It Really Work?

Cecile Janssens | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Cecile Janssens

When a company claims that it uses scientific evidence to build personalized prevention plans, it often means its experts picked risk factors and weight loss strategies from the scientific literature. It does not mean that the "blending," the design of these personalized plans, is supported by scientific evidence.

Genomic Sequencing: Just Another Tool in the Doctor's Bag

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH | Posted 12.15.2015 | Science
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

Futurists are predicting that genomic sequencing will profoundly disrupt the practice of medicine! But from the stethoscope to the x-ray, medicine has successfully integrated new technologies before. Will this be different?

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient At A Time

Footnote | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science
Footnote

At age 42, Holly Boehle was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer cells have been banished by chemotherapy targeted against a specific genetic abnormality in her tumor.

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.

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.

In The Future, Will We Vote Against A Candidate's DNA?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the coming era of personal genomics -- when we all can decode our genes cheaply and easily -- political candidates may be pressed to disclose their...