The Covid-19 Vaccines That Genomics Built

The Covid-19 Vaccines That Genomics Built

Pfizer and Moderna grabbed headlines, and ushered in hope, in announcing this month that each company has vaccines that preliminary data suggest to be 90-94% effective in preventing Covid-19 infections. This news is a much-needed...
Gather Your Family Health History This Thanksgiving

Gather Your Family Health History This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up, and there is a good chance that you will have the rare opportunity to visit with extended family for a few hours. Whether you are gathering around the dinner table or Zoom this year, now is a great time to have a conversation with your loved...
Tumor Testing: Finding the Right Key for Your Lock

Tumor Testing: Finding the Right Key for Your Lock

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. On top of those jarring...
The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer

The Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, with a lifetime risk of ~1.5% for individuals in the United States. For the majority of pancreatic cancers, the cause is unknown and there is no known family history of the disease. In these circumstances, a cancer is...