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Prenatal Whole-Genome Sequencing– Is the Quest to Know a Fetus’s Future Ethical?

By: Ilana R. Yurkiewicz, BS, Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, and Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, MD, PhD New England Journal of Medicine January 16, 2014 Researchers have reported ... Read more »

Epigenetic Priming of Memory Updating during Reconsolidation to Attenuate Remote Fear Memories

By: Johannes Gräff, Nadine F. Joseph, Meryl E. Horn, Alireza Samiei, Jia Meng, Jinsoo Seo, Damien Rei, Adam W. Bero, Trongha X. Phan, Florence ... Read more »

Genomics in Newborn Screening

By: Yuval E. Landau, MD, PhD, Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD, PhD, Harvey L. Levy, MD Journal of Pediatrics August 29, 2013 “For in much wisdom is much vexation, ... Read more »

Returning Pleiotropic Results from Genetic Testing to Patients and Research Participants

By: Jonathan M. Kocarnik, PhD, MPH; Stephanie M. Fullerton, DPhil JAMA. Published online January 30, 2014. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.369 Multiple recent guidelines and recommendations, in both the clinical ... Read more »

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Depression

By Eric J. Nestler MD, PhD JAMA Psychiatry. Published online February 05, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.4291 Growing evidence supports the hypothesis that epigenetics is a key mechanism through ... Read more »

The -521 C/T variant in the dopamine-4-receptor gene (DRD4) is associated with skiing and snowboarding behavior

By: C. J. Thomson, C. W. Hanna, S. R. Carlson, J. L. Rupert Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports April 2013 Volume 23 Issue ... Read more »

Converging Genetic and Functional Brain Imaging Evidence Links Neuronal Excitability to Working Memory, Psychiatric Disease, and Brain Activity

By: Angela Heck, Matthias Fastenrath1, and Sandra Ackermann et al. Neuron, available online February 13, 2014 Working memory, the capacity of actively maintaining task-relevant information ... Read more »

Searching Genes to Avoid Medical Side Effects

Wall Street Journal January 13, 2014 By: Shirley S. Wang Can patients' DNA warn doctors against prescribing antidepressants, other drugs? Scientists searching for a way to ... Read more »

The Translational Potential of Research on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomics

By Wylie Burke MD, PhD, Paul Appelbaum MD, Lauren Dame JD, MPH, Patricia Marshall PhD, Nancy Press PhD, Reed Pyeritz MD, PhD, Richard Sharp ... Read more »

NY Times article revealing different results from different DTC genetic testing companies

By Kira Peikoff, New York Times Published on December 30, 2013 See full article here Excerpt: "I like to plan ahead; that much I knew about ... Read more »
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