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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

BReast CAncer: An Unimaginable Decision

Surgery or Surveillance? At the risk of becoming overly focused on celebrities with genetic conditions, I can’t help but comment on Christina Applegate’s interview on Good Morning America last week. … Continue reading

August 27, 2008 · Leave a comment

“Jewish Genes”: Scientific Matchmaking

A group at Stanford published an article on the ethics of using racial categories in human genetics last week. The terms race and ethnicity are often used interchangeably to describe … Continue reading

July 25, 2008 · 2 Comments

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