The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide?
Direct to consumer testing can potentially be quite dangerous without appropriate regulations and support to fully understand the implications of the information a consumer receives.
Researchers have for the first time, used gene-editing tools in adult monkeys to disable a gene throughout much of the liver.
Researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method that uses sound waves to separate circulating tumour cells from blood samples quickly and efficiently enough for clinical use.
A small pilot study presented at the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology 2018, suggest that DNA shed from early embryos could one day provide an alternative way of genetically testing them without having to do a biopsy.
People living in England will be the first in the world to have access to DNA tests as routine care starting this fall, putting the NHS at the forefront of healthcare, as it takes a huge step towards precision medicine.
For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, genetic testing can offer important information that might guide treatment choices. A new study finds that surgeons are a key influence.
A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa’s poorest regions.
Researchers have discovered that men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing glioma.
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is pushing for the use of genetic testing to transform treatment of breast cancer with the Personalised Breast Cancer Programme.
The California State Legislature has approved a budget including $2 million for a pilot project to fund clinical whole genome sequencing as a first line diagnostic test.
New research suggests that the level of testosterone in an adult man is largely determined by the stress they encounter during their childhood, challenging the idea that testosterone production is controlled by genetics.
Scientists seeking to unlock secrets of cellular ageing have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic recommends genetic testing for all pancreatic cancer patients as the new standard of care, after finding six genetic mutations in patients with no family history of the disease.