genetic testing

Genetic Testing

May 31, 2017
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23andMe was the first genomic company to receive FDA permission to provide consumers with information about potential genetic diseases or conditions, giving it a leg up over other companies in the genetic testing industry. Genetic testing can catch diseases and illnesses, giving doctors extra time to prevent or treat conditions they might not have otherwise caught in time. However, genetic testing companies are having to contend with issues like privacy and testing during pregnancy. Today we'll discuss the merits of genetic testing and the ethical issues it raises with a panel of guests.

Genetic Testing

Apr 13, 2017
23andMe Genetic test
Leon Brocard / Flickr

23andMe was the first genomic company to receive FDA permission to provide consumers with information about potential genetic diseases or conditions, giving it a leg up over other companies in the genetic testing industry. Genetic testing can catch diseases and illnesses, giving doctors extra time to prevent or treat conditions they might not have otherwise caught in time.

Women with breast cancer who are at high risk for having a BRCA mutation that raises cancer risk often don't get genetic testing, or even a chance to speak with a genetic counselor who'd help them weigh the necessity of such a test, a study finds.

Scientists are reporting the results of controversial experiments that they say are encouraging them to continue to try to develop embryos that are part-human and part-animal.

The Obama administration has dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists to get permission from patients before using their cells, blood, tissue or DNA for research.

11:00 Breast cancer gene BRCA1 might be microscopic, but it's been big in the news since actress Angelina Jolie reported last week that she was a carrier and elected to have a double mastectomy. This hour, we'll investigate who should be tested, and what to do if you carry the gene. We'll also find out if Ohio got a passing grade on its air quality report card, and examine the increasing role E.R. doctors play in our healthcare costs.  Guests