Finding and minimizing problems in genetic testing through robust quality control

By: David Shifrin, PhD Science Writer, Filament Life Science Communications We talk a lot about the value of big data in genetics testing and the importance of having large-scale studies for things like genome-wide association. We don’t, however, talk as much about some of the problems that arise out of huge datasets. Aside from computational challenges,… Read More Finding and minimizing problems in genetic testing through robust quality control

Evaluating Genetic Literacy in Minority Populations, Opportunities for Education

By: David Shifrin, PhD Science Writer, Filament Life Science Communications One of the challenges in medical care and genetic counseling is the gap between statistical analysis of issues on a population-wide scale, and the interaction with and dissemination of information to individual patients. The problem is that while trends within large groups can be observed (e.g.,… Read More Evaluating Genetic Literacy in Minority Populations, Opportunities for Education

Genetic Counseling Recommended for Young Colorectal Cancer Patients

By: David Shifrin, PhD Science Writer, Filament Life Science Communications The value of genetic counseling for both patients and families has been reinforced by a recent study on colorectal cancer out of MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, titled High Prevalence of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Adolescents and Young Adults With Colorectal Cancer and published in… Read More Genetic Counseling Recommended for Young Colorectal Cancer Patients

The Scope of Medical Genetics: ACMG Updates Rapidly Growing Responsibilities

By: David Shifrin, PhD Science Writer, Filament Life Science Communications A lot changes in seven years. This is especially true when it comes to technology. Even if the scientific and medical worlds don’t have a direct corollary to Moore’s Law, the principle of amazingly rapid advances in technology and knowledge still hold true. With this space… Read More The Scope of Medical Genetics: ACMG Updates Rapidly Growing Responsibilities