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Why Whole-Genome Testing Hurts More Than it Helps

By H. Gilbert Welch & Wylie Burke Los Angeles Times April 27, 2015 "President Obama proposes to plunk down $215 million on "precision medicine," and the National ... Read more »

Optogenetics and the Circuit Dynamics of Psychiatric Disease

By Karl Deisseroth, Amit Etkin, Robert C. Malenka JAMA May 14th, 2015 Abstract Optogenetics is a method for delivering millisecond-precision control (for activation or inhibition) to targeted cells ... Read more »

Splice of life

Nature Editorial May 6, 2015 Researchers, bioethicists and regulators must contribute to transparent discussions on the risks and ethics of editing human embryos. Click here for full ... Read more »

Genetically Modified Humans? Seven Reasons to Say “No”

Center for Genetics and Society May 2015 "Researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China published a paper on April 18, 2015, detailing the first use ... Read more »

Brains, Genes, and Primates

By Belmonte et al. Neuron May 2015 One of the great strengths of the mouse model is the wide array of genetic tools that have been ... Read more »

Advanced MRI Scans Could Help Predict People at Risk of Schizophrenia

Newswise Cardiff University May 11, 2015 "New scanning methods which map the wiring of the brain could provide a valuable new tool to predict people at risk ... Read more »

Guest Post: PPV Puffery? Sizing Up NIPT Statistics

By Katie Stoll and Heidi Lindh The DNA Exchange May 4th, 2015 The importance of the Positive Predictive value (PPV) in interpreting Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) results ... Read more »

Neurons Rewrite Their DNA On The Go

Science 2.0 April 27th, 2015 Scientists have discovered that neurons use minor "DNA surgeries" to toggle their activity levels all day, every day, and since these ... Read more »

Can targeted genetic testing offer useful health information to adoptees?

Thomas May PhD, Kimberly A. Strong PhD, Muin J. Khoury MD, PhD & James P. Evans MD, PhD Genetics in Medicine In 2004, the US Surgeon ... Read more »

Sexual offending runs in families: A 37-year nationwide study

By Niklas Långström1, Kelly M Babchishin, Seena Fazel, Paul Lichtenstein and Thomas Frisell International Journal of Epidemiology April 8, 2015 Abstract Background: Sexual crime is an important public ... Read more »
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