genetics

Five questions for payers to ask when deciding coverage of genomic testsGenetics and genomics are starting to have an impact on cardiovascular care. Here’s what payers should consider when deciding whether to cover a gene expression test.
Genetic testing in oncology: 5 things payers should knowAs genomics continues to evolve, here are five things to know about genetic testing and counseling.
Loss of a father is associated with impaired cellular functionThe link between a child’s losing a father and poor health is well documented. Now a new study shines a light on the biologic factors that may underlie this association.
The factors that drive atopic dermatitisThere are two pathways that lead to atopic dermatitis. Their origins differ, but they both impair the immune system and skin barrier in AD.
Precision Medicine: A New Role for Pharmacists
Precision Medicine: A New Role for PharmacistsThe biggest innovation in medicine in the last decade (and how to get in on it).
Racial disparity in breast cancer mortality linked to genesUnderstanding genetic variations and tumor differences in black women with breast cancer could lead to personalized diagnosis and treatment.
Do genes play a role in endometriosis?A meta-analysis of data from more than 17,000 cases of endometriosis suggest that specific genes involved in sex steroid hormone signaling and function may play a role in the disorder.
A First: Cancer Drug Is Approved on Genetic Basis, Not Tumor Location
A First: Cancer Drug Is Approved on Genetic Basis, Not Tumor LocationPembrolizumab gets FDA approval for cancers with a certain biomarker.
Familial link of OM requiring tympanostomy tubesA recent study found that there is a significant familial link in otitis media requiring tympanostomy tubes in both close and distant relatives, with shared environments possibly playing a role, given the fivefold increased risk seen in siblings.
What Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us
What Home DNA Tests Really Tell Us23andMe recently gained FDA approval, but will it actually help keep people healthier?