Personal Genetics Education Project

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On the cutting edge – research taking aim at malaria, schizophrenia, an...

This week, we highlight articles from the cutting edge of genetics research, including a a proposal for using genome editing towards eradicating malaria, a massive study uncovering over 100 genetic markers linked to schizophrenia, and a strategy for improving drug … Continue reading

Twitch – a new documentary in which a young woman bravely shares her st...

This week, Marnie was thrilled to attend the Boston screening of Twitch, a poignant documentary by a courageous young woman named Kristen Powers, chronicling her mother’s diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease (HD) and her family’s story leading up to her decision … Continue reading

On the cutting edge of personal genetics – frontiers in cancer therapeu...

This week, we have two stories from the front lines of research towards personalizing cancer treatments – a report of a non-invasive technique being developed to monitor the genetic make-up of tumors by isolating rare tumor cells from patients’ blood … Continue reading

On the cutting edge of personal genetics – a genetic variant that helps...

Summer is heating up, but the world of personal genetics is not slowing down. Highlights from this week include a study updating the estimates of the number of genes in the human genome, a list of five ways that your … Continue reading

On the cutting edge of personal genetics (7-2-14)

This week, check out an amazing story about how doctors sequenced a newborn’s genome in 10 days to guide treatment for a life-threatening heart condition called long QT syndrome. Then, learn about the accomplishments of research teams from around the … Continue reading

On the cutting edge of personal genetics (6-25-14)

This week, learn about research with important implications for heart disease and an investigation into a new blood test that may help transplant recipients. Read an interview with the scientist who sequenced the Neanderthal genome and a discussion of personal … Continue reading

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