• Treatment

    Big Data Meets Big Doo-doo

    By Greg Uyeno · November 21, 2017 ·

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    In 2008, Rhode Island gastroenterologist Colleen Kelly diagnosed a patient with a Clostridium difficile bacterial infection. The infection alters the composition of the community of… Continue Reading »

  • Innovation

    First Person Receives Gene Editing in the Body

    By Knvul Sheikh · November 16, 2017 ·

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    On Monday, November 13, Brian Madeux became the first patient to receive an experimental therapy designed to alter his DNA. The 44-year-old has a rare… Continue Reading »

  • Column

    Extreme Parenting

    By Kasey Edwards · November 16, 2017 ·

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    Almost all parents can relate to the intense and sometimes overwhelming compulsion to protect their children. Some parents focus on providing their children with the… Continue Reading »

  • Innovation

    A Brand-New Class of RNAi Drugs Breaks Through

    By Heather Millar · November 14, 2017 ·

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    Rare diseases affect about 25 to 30 million Americans. There are more than 6,800 rare disorders, and the vast majority of them don’t have treatments…. Continue Reading »

  • Research

    China Joins the Personal Genome Project

    By Sonya Collins · November 13, 2017 ·

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    The Personal Genome Project (PGP) has expanded its global network to China. PGP China teams up with PGPs in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and… Continue Reading »

  • Policy

    FDA Ruling Makes Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests More Accessible

    By Kelsey Kennedy · November 10, 2017 ·

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    Consumers are likely to see more genetic health risk tests on the market due to a new approval system announced by the Food and Drug… Continue Reading »

  • Column

    Genome Culture: When Genetics’ Race Problem Rears Its Ugly Head

    By Laura Hercher · November 9, 2017 ·

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    It may seem like a long time since white supremacists marched in the streets of Charlottesville. It may seem like decades must have passed, because… Continue Reading »

  • Research

    Sex Cells: More Mutations May Come from Dad than Mom

    By Greg Uyeno · November 3, 2017 ·

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    Age is, unfortunately, more than just a number. Prospective parents know this. Age is linked to declining fertility in both men and women, as well… Continue Reading »

  • Profiles

    Meet the Communications Specialist Fighting to Change Prescription Drug Pricing

    By Sonya Collins · November 2, 2017 ·

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    As a 40-year veteran communications specialist in health policy, David Mitchell of Potomac, Maryland, knew all the health campaigns by heart. “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,… Continue Reading »

  • Treatment

    FDA Says Yes to Yescarta

    By Knvul Sheikh · October 27, 2017 ·

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    On October 18, the Food and Drug Administration approved a second groundbreaking drug that uses patients’ own genetically modified immune cells to attack cancer. The… Continue Reading »

  • Research

    Of Gut Microbes, Jet Lag, and Weight Gain

    By Kendall K. Morgan · October 27, 2017 ·

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    Microbes living in the guts of both people and animals can make all the difference when we (or they) step on the scale. “If you… Continue Reading »

  • From the Magazine

    Genome Launches New Website

    By Susan McClure · October 25, 2017 ·

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    What’s your favorite way to consume news? Are you a magazine junkie like me? Perhaps you still read the daily newspaper (bless your heart, as… Continue Reading »

  • Genetics

    Six Genes May Hold Clues to Preterm Birth

    By Audrey Carson · October 25, 2017 ·

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    Last month, a landmark study on preterm birth shed light on what scientists have suspected for decades: The risk of preterm birth may be linked… Continue Reading »

  • Column

    An Intro to Genome Culture

    By Laura Hercher · October 25, 2017 ·

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    What will our high-tech future look like? Will it have less suffering? Will we be healthier? Will society be more fair, more just? Or will… Continue Reading »

  • Treatment

    FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Leukemia

    By Kendall K. Morgan · October 24, 2017 ·

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    In April 2012, Emily Whitehead became the first pediatric patient ever to receive experimental, genetically modified T cells to treat her life-threatening acute lymphoblastic leukemia… Continue Reading »

  • LifestyleProfiles

    Cancer Survivor Urges Patients To Be Proactive

    By Sonya Collins · October 24, 2017 ·

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    At 56 years old, Dave deBronkart found himself “facing the grave,” he says. Blindsided by a diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer in 2007, he… Continue Reading »

  • Congratulations to Genome’s 2017 Code Talker

    By Genome Staff · October 15, 2017 ·

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    Genome congratulates Kira Dies, ScM, CGC, on winning the 2017 Code Talker Award! Kira currently works at Boston Children’s Hospital managing clinical research programs and providing… Continue Reading »

  • Deep DiveFrom the Magazine

    New Autism Initiative Aims to be 50,000 Strong

    By Katherine Lagomarsino · April 1, 2017 ·

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    Illustration by Katie Scott Last summer, Genome published an in-depth article about autism that explored how the study of genetics is helping to unravel this... Continue Reading »

  • 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… Continue Reading »

  • 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… Continue Reading »

  • 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…. Continue Reading »

  • 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… Continue Reading »

  • 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… Continue Reading »

  • 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… Continue Reading »

  • From the Magazine

    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… Continue Reading »