GENETIC TESTING

Lack of Utility Evidence Still Hampers Adoption of Pharmacogenomic Testing: Benefits Seen in the Field of Psychiatry

For years it had been hoped that pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing would be a leading application for personalized medicine, but adoption of PGx testing has not lived up to its potential and remains in an … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Report Finds Genetic Tests and Their Reimbursement Increasingly Complex

The health care technology company Concert Genetics (formerly NextGxDx; Nashville, Tenn.) recently released its third edition of The Current Landscape of Genetic Testing, a comprehensive report … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Overview of Genetic Test Development, Usage and Spending

As might be expected, there has been rapid growth in genetic test availability and spending on these tests since 2014. But, comprehensive new collaborative analysis conducted by Concert Genetics … [Read more...]

GENOMICS

Market Trends: Genetic Testing Becoming a Hot New Employee Benefit

While its clinical utility remains subject to debate, genetic testing has proven its value as an employment recruitment tool, especially on the West Coast where technology firms are leveraging its … [Read more...]

TOP OF THE NEWS

Genetic Testing Emerges As New Trendy Workplace Benefit

West Coast technology companies competing for talent in a tight job market have begun offering novel health-related benefits, like overnight breast-milk shipping and elective egg freezing. … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

Men Undergo Hereditary Cancer Testing Less Frequently Than Women

Unaffected men undergo genetic cancer testing at half the rate of unaffected women, according to a research letter published April 26 in JAMA Oncology. This disparity in testing is attributable to a … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Current Testing Criteria Miss Breast Cancer Mutations

Women who do not meet breast cancer genetic testing criteria have a similar number of cancer-associated mutations as women who do meet the criteria, according to two separate studies presented at the … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Genetic Risk Score Could Improve Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation

A genetic risk score (GRS) may identify patients at highest risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published March 13 in PLOS Medicine. The authors say that patients with a … [Read more...]

TOP OF THE NEWS

Profound Discrepancies Seen Between DTC Genetic Results, Confirmatory Testing

Raw data from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have an "alarmingly high" false-positive rate, according to a study published March 22 in Genetics in Medicine. Additionally, the study found that … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Fecal Profiling Could Personalize Diets with Irritable Bowel

Fecal profiling of volatile organic compounds (VOC) may predict response to dietary interventions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published in the March issue of … [Read more...]


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