• Technology

    Genome Goes to SXSW 2017

    By Lena Huang · April 1, 2017 ·

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    The Genome team just got back from SXSW 2017. For those of you who don’t know, SXSW started in the 1980s, initially as a conference…

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  • GeneticsPsychosocial

    Advice from the Rare Disease Community

    By Katherine Lagomarsino · February 28, 2017 ·

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    Today is World Rare Disease Day. Launched in 2008 by Eurordis, a patient-driven alliance representing 738 rare disease patient organizations across the globe, World Rare…

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  • Policy

    On the March

    By Misha Angrist · February 6, 2017 ·

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    I suspect most Genome readers probably already know about The March for Science, which will take place in Washington D.C. (among other places) on Earth…

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  • Technology

    Genome Goes to CES 2017

    By Lena Huang · January 13, 2017 ·

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    Amid all the robots, drones, and self-driving cars that made a splash at CES this year, many new and improved technologies were debuted that will…

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  • Deep DiveTreatment

    Welcome to Our Summer Issue

    By Katherine Lagomarsino · July 15, 2016 ·

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    In the past five years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved seven new drugs for treating metastatic melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer….

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  • Research

    ASCO 2016 Focuses on Precision Medicine

    By Lena Huang · June 9, 2016 ·

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    Precision medicine was a main focus at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual meeting, themed “Collective Wisdom: The Future of Patient-Centered Care and…

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  • Food

    NASA Video Series about Omics

    By Katherine Lagomarsino · May 27, 2016 ·

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    If binge watching is on your list of things to do this Memorial Day weekend, try catching up on NASA’s video series Omics: Exploring Space…

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  • Research

    Two Canine Studies Provide Insight Into Cancers in Both Dogs and Humans

    By Lena Huang · May 13, 2016 ·

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    In two studies released this week, we are learning more about the connection between dogs and humans that goes beyond man’s best friend. Genome’s spring…

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  • Deep Dive

    New Autism Initiative Aims to be 50,000 Strong

    By Katherine Lagomarsino · May 6, 2016 ·

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    Last summer, Genome published an in-depth article about autism that explored how the study of genetics is helping to unravel this incredibly complex, and increasingly…

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  • Genome Writer Wins Prestigious Journalism Award

    By Lena Huang · April 13, 2016 ·

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    Congratulations to our writer, Sonya Collins, who won third place for consumer features at the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism for her article…

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  • HBO’s VICE Spotlights Gene Editing

    By Susan McClure · February 5, 2016 ·

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    The 4th season of VICE debuts tonight at 10:00 PM (CT) on HBO and will feature a segment called “Unnatural Selection,” which explores how gene…

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  • Microbiome exhibition opens November 7 at the American Museum of Natural History

    By Katherine Lagomarsino · November 6, 2015 ·

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    Learn about the some 100 trillion bacteria that call the human body home with, The Secret World Inside You, a new exhibition at the American…

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  • From the MagazineThe Magazine

    Genome Wins Folio Awards

    By Lena Huang · October 30, 2015 ·

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    On October 19, Sam Solomon and I had the privilege of representing Genome magazine at the 2015 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York…

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  • The Magazine

    Jeanette McCarthy on Mendelspod

    By Lena Huang · May 14, 2015 ·

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    The Genome team was very excited when our editor-in-chief, Jeanette McCarthy, was recently asked to talk about our publication’s launch to Theral Timpson at Mendelspod….

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  • Genetics

    Study Suggests More Genetic Testing Discussions Needed With Breast Cancer Patients

    By John Lugo · April 27, 2015 ·

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    A new study reveals that more than a third of women diagnosed with breast cancer show interest in genetic testing either for their own risk of developing other…

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  • GeneticsResearchTreatment

    Gene Mutation Linked To Therapy-Related Leukemia

    By John Lugo · December 18, 2014 ·

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    A small percentage of cancer patients are diagnosed with leukemia after chemotherapy or radiation. This type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is almost always fatal….

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  • GeneticsInnovationResearchTechnology

    Google Now Offering Storage Cloud For Genomic Data

    By John Lugo · December 2, 2014 ·

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    With the genome becoming a focus for research on new medical treatments, Google is offering to store data at $25 per genome a year. The idea…

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  • Research

    Second Genome, Mayo Clinic To Research Microbiome-Based Therapies

    By John Lugo · October 28, 2014 ·

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    Second Genome and the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine are teaming up to create new therapies based on research of the microbiome. The collaboration…

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  • Research

    Study Shows Genetics Plays Key Role in Infant Language Development

    By John Lugo · October 1, 2014 ·

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    Scientists at the University of Bristol published a study that shows genetics is a significant factor for infants learning to speak. The group collaborated with other…

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  • Education

    Genome Goes to School: A Tucson Teacher Spreads the Word About Personalized Medicine

    By Susan McClure · September 29, 2014 ·

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    I’m sure at some point in your life, you had a teacher or mentor who inspired you — someone who made you passionate about a particular…

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  • Research

    Study Suggests Schizophrenia Is Actually Several Genetically Distinct Disorders

    By John Lugo · September 25, 2014 ·

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    According to a new Washington University study, schizophrenia isn’t a single disease, but eight distinct disorders caused by multiple genes working together. The research group focused on finding…

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  • Genetics

    Universal Screening for BRCA Mutations Could Prove to Be a Valuable Resource for Preventing Breast Cancer

    By Jeanette McCarthy, MPH, PhD · September 23, 2014 ·

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    Last week the Lasker Foundation bestowed their prestigious Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science to geneticist Mary-Claire King for her role in discovering the…

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  • Genetics

    Closing Symposium to Commemorate Genome Exhibit at Smithsonian Museum

    By John Lugo · September 22, 2014 ·

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    The tour of the exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code will be recognized at a closing symposium September 30 in Washington, D.C., and anyone interested can…

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  • Technology

    Apple Watch to Include New Health, Fitness Tracker

    By John Lugo · September 9, 2014 ·

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    As part of Apple’s presentation today that introduced the iPhone 6 models and Apple Pay, the company also unveiled the Apple Watch, which features a new…

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  • Technology

    Quantify Your Life: Popular Tools in Digital Medicine

    By Leslie Minora · September 9, 2014 ·

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    The most popular tools of the “quantified self,” as the digital medicine trend is commonly called, are fitness trackers that analyze sleep and activity. Other…

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