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Are popular at-home genetic kits misleading?
Are popular at-home genetic kits misleading?
Relatively inexpensive genetic test kits, such as 23andMe and Pathway Genomics, are becoming popular. But choosing an at-home kit over a laboratory test could lead to potentially risky consequences, a new paper warns. Researchers at the National Instit...
FDA clears genetically engineered mini pig model for use in research and drug development
FDA clears genetically engineered mini pig model for use in research and drug development
Exemplar Genetics announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has cleared its low-density lipoprotein receptor mini pig for use in scientific studies. In the future, this type of model could become an invaluable addition to study diseases such a...
The case for digital pathology
The case for digital pathology
Pathology plays a critical role in the detection of disease, particularly cancer. At times, patients and their families wait weeks to learn of their ultimate diagnosis, which is contributed to, in part, by the current conventional processes. The road t...
Study highlights need for better characterized genomes for clinical sequencing
Study highlights need for better characterized genomes for clinical sequencing
A new study that assesses the accuracy of modern human-genome-sequencing technologies found that some medically significant portions of an individual's DNA blueprint are situated in complex, hard-to-analyze regions that are currently prone to systemati...