Tag: Genetic Testing and Privacy Issues

Blog Posts (2)

May 12, 2014

Are we ready for a prenatal screening test for autism?

[The Guardian] Autism was formally described for the first time 71 years ago. The medical notes for “Case one”, a 10-year-old from Mississippi, US, referred to as Donald T, describe a perplexing condition that was different from “anything reported so far”. In 1943, when Donald Triplett was diagnosed, autism was considered extremely rare and treatment […]
April 30, 2014

Group Makes Stem Cells Using Clone Technique

[NBC News]  Researchers say they have made powerful stem cells from both young and old adults using cloning techniques, and also found clues about why it is so difficult to do this with human beings. The team, at Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology and the Institute for Stem Cell Research in Los Angeles, say they used […]