September 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Data from a study indicates that lifestyle could play a vital role in telomere length. Individuals who rigidly stuck to exercise and a healthy diet showed an increase in the telomere length by up to ten percent.
September 16, 2013 1:17 pm
This week, the new policy of American health insurer, Cigna, that requires genetic counselling before access to BRCA genetic testing will come into effect. Reaction to this announcement has been mixed.
September 14, 2013 12:21 pm
Breast cancer researchers are reporting a new test may predict which women will have their cancers come back over a 10-year period, about double the time of currently-used tests.
August 22, 2013 5:05 pm
Huge strides are being made in noninvasive prenatal screening tests to provide women with more information about the genetic makeup of their unborn babies early on in pregnancy.
August 21, 2013 1:26 pm
Changes in gene expression can indicate heightened risk for self-harm.
August 21, 2013 1:23 pm
The Canadian dentist who purchased John Lennon’s tooth has recently agreed to work with US researchers to explore the musician’s DNA.
August 19, 2013 2:12 pm
Cigna Corp. (CI) will become the first U.S. health insurer to require genetic counseling nationwide before it pays for tests for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, a move that may threaten sales for Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN).
August 13, 2013 5:09 pm
The findings provide insight into the biological pathways that may predispose an individual to disease and could ultimately lead to the development of new therapeutic avenues to treat the five major psychiatric illnesses.
August 12, 2013 6:56 pm
Researchers studying two seemingly unrelated conditions — autism and cancer — have unexpectedly converged on a surprising discovery.
August 5, 2013 2:36 pm
Cyber surveillance scandals could affect not just online communication; it could also undermine scientists’ efforts to collect a big enough pool of genomic data to do their research