Can the length of a man’s fingers affect his lifetime risk of prostate cancer? Find out what the science says.
The microbiome — the genome of the bacteria that lives on and in your body — offers clues on why and how disease starts and spreads.
Your doctor prescribes a medication. If you have a high risk of negative side effects, do you ask for something else instead? If you know the drug won’t work well for you, do you request more options? These questions aren’t just hypothetical. They’re at the heart of pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how your … Read More
Two experts answer questions about what parents should know about the state of genomic sequencing for newborns.
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Your DNA may hold clues to why your medication isn’t working. Understanding pharmacogenomics.
Our DNA is like an encyclopedia containing multiple volumes of genes. Certain genes are responsible for finding errors in these volumes and fixing them. When genes mutate, errors build up, and disease often follows. But what happens when the light we use to read the encyclopedia goes out? We can’t read in the dark. That’s … Read More
“Patients in waiting.” It’s a term we in the world of genetics hear from time to time. The idea is that for certain conditions where there is no cure — or where it may be years before a patient shows symptoms — genetic testing can cause anxiety without providing steps for care. I don’t believe … Read More
Every tumor is unique. That’s why treatment should be too. Our experts explain.
Cleveland Clinic asked more than 100 of its top experts about the innovations set to reshape healthcare in the coming year. These are their answers — the Top 10 Innovations for 2014. Too often, men and women hear the words “prostate cancer,” “breast cancer,” or “colorectal cancer” from their doctor and immediately think the worst. … Read More
When you or a loved one has cancer, chances are you describe it by where it attacks the body: breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer. The same goes for us in the medical community — we examine cancer under a microscope and look for what makes it different. But cancer itself doesn’t always make the … Read More