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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A few months ago, I received an email from a company called Chronomics that tests for epigenetic changes in your DNA. I’m still a bit scarred from my personal direct-to-consumer testing experience, so I was initially reluctant to explore yet another genetic test. But I find the study of epigenetics fascinating and finally agreed to sign…

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (PRWEB) October 16, 2019 My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides personalized, easy-to-understand web-based genetic counseling information, has published a new white paper that explores how frequently medical management guidelines have been updated over a five year period and provides guidance as to how patients and medical providers can be…

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Today, June 13th, 2018, marks the 5 year anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States’ Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case regarding the BRCA gene patent. The result was a unanimous decision, genes could not be patented as they occur naturally. We reflected back on this day, how far we have…

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“The Forum on Healthcare Innovation: Technology and the Future of Healthcare Delivery” was hosted by Jackson Laboratories in Farmington, CT on the UCONN Health campus on October 25-26, 2017. The conference was full of healthcare innovators and professionals and covered genetic testing (including direct-to-consumer), genomics, the microbiome, patient advocacy and healthcare technology. Check out some…

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