Tagged with genetic testing

‘No choice for you’ according to the ACMG

‘No choice for you’ according to the ACMG

The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has recently published recommendations for reporting incidental findings (IFs) in clinical exome and genome sequencing. These advocate actively searching for a set of specific IFs unrelated to the condition under study.  For example, a two year old child may have his (and his parents’) exome sequenced to explore … Continue reading

DNA Sequencing – Can You Handle the Truth?

DNA Sequencing – Can You Handle the Truth?

Having your genes studied  is cheap (about $99) and easy (just spit here). And according to 23andMe (one of the commercial companies that do genome sequencing), ‘knowledge is power’! But what happens if a person’s predisposition for an unpreventable, life-threatening condition is detected?  Is knowledge empowering then?  A recent study by researchers in Australia, showed … Continue reading