genetic testing

By Laura Lovett May 31, 2018
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that telemedicine services could lead to an increase in genetic counseling in community care centers, according to an abstract that will be presented tomorrow at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. Seventy-seven percent of participants in the study's remote group, who were offered genetic...
By Laura Lovett November 28, 2017
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is warning consumers to think before they buy mail-order DNA testing services this holiday season.  Schumer cautions that these test kits put consumer privacy at risk because DNA firms could potentially sell personal and genetic information. Now Schumer is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and ensure that the privacy policies are clear,...
By Heather Mack October 27, 2016
Personal genomics startup Helix, which is developing a digital hub for all things related to DNA testing ranging from direct-to-consumer to doctor-ordered, has announced several partnerships: the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, National Geographic and ExploraGen will collaborate to deploy Helix’s genetic-testing service, which is powered by DNA sequencing giant Illumina. Additionally,...
By Heather Mack September 26, 2016
Seattle-based Arivale, which offers a testing kit and companion app to create tailored wellness plans, is now available in California. Billed as the “scientific path to wellness,” Arivale offers people a package that includes a Fitbit, collection containers for saliva, urine, cheek swabs, and a prescribed order of blood tests to do on their own time, plus a companion app. Users download the app...