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How Your Genes Affect Your Reaction to Drugs

Tags: genetics, genomics, medication, pharmacogenomics

If you have a high risk of negative side effects from a medication — or a strong chance that a drug won’t work for you — you want to know. That knowledge may come from pharmacogenomics.


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Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetics, Oncotype DX Prostate test, prostate cancer, prostate screening

The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.


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Pregnant? Find Out About Sickle Cell Risks for Your Baby

Tags: bone marrow transplant, genetic disorder, genetic testing, genetics, pregnancy, sickle cell disease (SCD), stem cells

Get answers about sickle cell disease and understand the risks associated with this inherited disorder. A pediatric hematologist discusses what you need to know.


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What New Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Means for You

Tags: arthritis, genetics, rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?


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Newest Research Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), brain health, genetics, growing pains of parenting, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), study, vaccines

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism -- even among children who are at higher risk for the disorder.


Why You Love or Hate Cilantro

Do You Love or Hate Cilantro? The Reason May Surprise You

Tags: DNA, genetics, herbs and spices

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut herbs? However, there’s one aromatic leaf that can produce a distinctly negative reaction: cilantro. Find out why you may love or hate it. The answer may be in your genes.


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BRCA1 and Ovarian Cancer: Why Women Choose Preventive Surgery

Tags: BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, ovarian cancer

The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.


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Best Ways You Can Treat, Prevent Hammertoe

Tags: diabetes, feet, foot health, foot pain, genetics, joints, shoes

Foot doctors explain hammer toes, the types, what causes them and how to fix them. They also share their tips for preventing toe deformities.


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Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.