• Lauren Arcuri

  • Aging Immune System May Explain Cancer Better Than Genetic Mutations

    March 13, 2018

    The function of the body’s immune system deteriorates as we age, making us more susceptible to infection. Now, a study published in PNAS in February… Continue Reading »

  • 23andMe and Your Genetic Status

    January 2, 2018

    As the gastroenterologist wrote up orders for bloodwork for my infant son, whose liver function was out of the normal range, she said, “Don’t worry… Continue Reading »

  • In a Heartbeat: Mandatory Screening Saves Infant Lives

    December 22, 2017

    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that screening of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using a simple test… Continue Reading »

  • Seeing Into the Future

    November 30, 2017

    Spark Therapeutic’s experimental treatment for a hereditary form of blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is close to being available to patients. An advisory committee… Continue Reading »