July 25, 2005
Genetics in the News
The collaboration represents the largest genotyping study undertaken in Latin America. They also plan to immediately begin a pilot project to determine patterns of sequence variation for genes of pharmacogenetic interest in the Mexican population.
Industry Proposes Limits on Advertising
The pharmaceutical industry released draft guidelines that endorse a period of informing doctors about new drugs before running ads for them.
Scientists who have discovered a gene linked to autism believe they can use the new knowledge to work out an individual's risk of the condition.
An Internet-based company claims that knowing about your genes could help you stay healthy, and its researchers have developed a way to test your genetic makeup from the privacy of your own home. DNADirect.com provides a personal genetic testing kit to clients, then tests their results before offering a risk profile.
Boston Globe op-ed on the social concerns brought up by biotechnology, especially questions of access and privacy.
Another Boston Globe op-ed, by Francis Collins, on pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.
American Spectator column on the decreasing number of some congenital birth defects as a result of prenatal genetic testing.
rsp10 July 25, 2005 03:34 PM