Tag Archives: genetics

Are you likely to respond to exercise?

From the New York Times: Research has confirmed that people’s physiological responses to exercise vary wildly. Now a new genetic test promises to tell you whether you are likely to benefit aerobically from exercise. The science behind the test is … Continue reading

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Technology Assessment Draft on genetic diseases mapping available 4 April

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program draft entitled “Update on Mapping the Landscape of Genetic Tests for Non-Cancer Diseases/Conditions” will be available for review at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ta/tareview.htm from 9:00 AM on April 4, 2012, to 5:00 … Continue reading

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Biobanking and Genomic Research: Ethical Challenges and Policy Implications

On 22 March, Amy McGuire of the Baylor College of medicine will speak on participant attitudes toward genomic data sharing, investigators’ practices and perspectives on the return of genetic research results, ethical issues in human microbiome research, and ethical and … Continue reading

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Self-identification of race & personalized medicine–does it work?

The Shots blog at NPR reports a study from PLoS One, which suggests that using race as a stand-in for personalized genetic information may not work, especially in certain areas.  Because there’s so much genetic variation among races, the labels that people … Continue reading

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Disease demographics of canine mortality

The Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog writes of a report on the association between dog breed and cause of mortality recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, which may pave the way for future research into the genetic … Continue reading

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