In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication for the treatment of high cholesterol. The medication, called Nexletol (bempedoic acid), is meant to be used in combination with a healthy diet and statin therapy to treat high cholesterol in adults. The medication is specifically approved for individuals who have…

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Precision Oncology News and My Gene Counsel have partnered to produce the “Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology” series to highlight real-world issues that genetics experts and medical professionals are encountering as genetic tests are increasingly used in cancer care. Experts submit anonymized case reports to My Gene Counsel, and based on the details in these reports,…

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Last week, three House Democrats called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop collecting DNA from migrants in government custody. Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI), Veronica Escobar (TX), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX) called the collection of DNA samples a “serious human rights issue” in their letter to DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.

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Precision Oncology News and My Gene Counsel have partnered to produce the “Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology” series to highlight real-world issues that genetics experts and medical professionals are encountering as genetic tests are increasingly used in cancer care. Experts submit anonymized case reports to My Gene Counsel, and based on the details in these reports,…

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