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Web Bolsters Parent Advocacy

Parents have proven to be some of the best health advocates. The exponential expansion of newborn screening in the past few years is a prime example of the huge impact … Continue reading

December 14, 2008 · 2 Comments

GenoHype! Genetics and Athleticism

The ultimate Nature vs. Nurture debate The world of professional sports is littered with examples of athletes who defy the laws of natural science and make human marvels seem effortless. … Continue reading

December 2, 2008 · 2 Comments

Screening teens for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

On October 13, 2008 New York Rangers draft pick, Alexei Cherepanov, suffered a fatal heart attack and died during a hockey game. Only 19 years old, Cherepanov is the latest … Continue reading

November 19, 2008 · 5 Comments

Retail DNA Testing named “Invention of the Year”

Is it merely a fad? Or will retail genomic testing companies have longevity? No one knows the answer yet, but Time Magazine believes 23andMe’s DNA testing service is important enough … Continue reading

November 10, 2008 · 1 Comment

Genetic Counsellors and Genomics

Where do we belong? Earlier this month the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) hosted an open forum panel discussion entitled “Personalized Medicine: Are we Ready?” The 7 person panel … Continue reading

November 2, 2008 · 5 Comments

Tell your genetic counsellor how you really feel

I recently had an opportunity to receive honest and explicit feedback from a patient I encountered in the clinical setting. For confidentiality purposes I won’t discuss the details of the … Continue reading

October 17, 2008 · 1 Comment

Genomics and America: Election 2008

With the upcoming US election, I can’t help but watch and think about how the outcome might affect genetic policy. I first heard of Barack Obama in the fall of … Continue reading

October 7, 2008 · 1 Comment

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