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Pilot Grants Available – Apply by Sept 15, 2021

Pilot grant awards for Columbia faculty, post-docs, trainees, and graduate students are available, up to a maximum of $40,000. The awards are designed to ... Read more »

CDC, PerkinElmer Readying Molecular SMA Tests as Stakeholders Push for Nationwide Newborn Screening

GenomeWebFeb 23, 2018  | by John Gilmore While neurologists can potentially diagnose and treat newborn SMA without initial genetic blood tests, clinicians fear that damage may ... Read more »

Parents’ Experiences 12 Years after Newborn Screening for Genetic Susceptibility to Type 1 Diabetes and Their Attitudes to Whole-Genome Sequencing in Newborns

By Nicola Kerruish Genetics in Medicine Based on 15 semi-structured interviews with parents of children who had been tested for genetic susceptibility to type 1 diabetes ... Read more »

Development of a Tiered and Binned Genetic Counseling Model for Informed Consent in the Era of Multiplex Testing for Cancer Susceptibility

By Angela R. Bradbury et al. Genetics in Medicine  Multiplex genetic testing, including both moderate- and high-penetrance genes for cancer susceptibility, is associated with greater uncertainty ... Read more »

State-offered ethnically targeted reproductive genetic testing

By Ellen Wright Clayton & Kyle B. Brothers Genetics in Medicine 2015 In this issue, Zlotogora et al. report on a program that involves state-offered carrier screening ... Read more »

Parents are interested in newborn genomic testing during the early postpartum period

Susan E. Waisbren et al. Genetics in Medicine 2015 Abstract Purpose: We surveyed parents to ascertain interest in newborn genomic testing and determine whether these queries would provoke ... Read more »

Mothers’ guilt responses to children’s obesity risk feedback

By Susan Persky, Colleen M. McBride, Myles S. Faith, Laura K. Wagner, & Dianne S. Ward Journal of Health Psychology May 2015 Abstract This study explored the influence ... Read more »

23andMe: The Ethics of Genetic Testing for Neurodegenerative Diseases

By Liana Meffert The Neuroethics Blog June 2, 2015 "The face of genetic testing and counseling is in the midst of a major overhaul. Historically, a patient ... Read more »

Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes

By Richard A. Freidman New York Times Sunday Review May 22, 2015 "AMERICANS disapprove of marital infidelity. Ninety-one percent of them find it morally wrong, more than ... Read more »

Meta-analysis of the heritability of human traits based on fifty years of twin studies

By: Polderman et al. Nature Genetics May 18, 2015 Abstract Despite a century of research on complex traits in humans, the relative importance and specific nature of ... Read more »
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