Few identical twins suffer identical maladies, leading science to probe the significance of epigenetic changes that make paths diverge.
Issues of privacy and consent are scarcely slowing the race to build enormous, invaluable “biobanks” of human tissue and data.
The best signposts–from blood pressure readings to genetic tests–can personalize diagnosis and treatment. Most don’t help.
The author undergoes her first ultrasound, her anxiety heightened by her past as a genetic counselor.
Science is unraveling the biological factors that determine food preferences. Next: making people like what’s good for them.
From architecture to function, the ENCODE project’s researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics.
The far-flung tumors of tuberous sclerosis complex, noncancerous but hardly benighn, are shedding light on how malignancies develop.
Melanoma, almost impossible to treat after it metastasizes, appears vulnerable to two new approaches that could someday be combined.
Genetic tests can be fraught with false positives and insignificant findings that may undermine their effectiveness.
A federal court recently ruled that they couldn’t, whereas supporters and critics continue to debate whether patents foster or hinder innovation.
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