When you receive your genomic report, you have a movement of trepidation.What will it say? Will it have something that says you should do countermeasures immediately? Will it say something that you can do nothing about? The latter condition occurred for me. There were findings that had a strong impact on my psyche. Two things […]
In 2017, a now-redacted paper published in Nature Methods claimed that CRISPR created hundreds of unintended mutations in mouse models, and that algorithms designed to detect those “off target effects” weren’t working. The news sent share prices of CRISPR-based companies plummeting, and created rumblings—even panic—among scientists and gene editing-watchers worldwide. How accurate was CRISPR-Cas9, after all?
May 20th-26th 2019 is National Epilepsy Week! National Epilepsy Week is dedicated to educating the broader community on epilepsy, supporting those who suffer from the condition, and general awareness building in regards to epilepsy and potential treatments. NemaMetrix is dedicated to being part of the solution leading to “a world without epilepsy”. Though there are […]
In 1998, the soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans became the first multicellular organism of which the genome has been sequenced completely. One surprising result of this approach was that ~65% of the human disease genes have a counterpart in the worm….
There is a significant pressure to increase diagnostic yield and it has its consequences. BRCA testing is probably the most developed ecosystem for genetic tests but controversy remains about what medical procedures are best recommended for the patient. High profile cases such as Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a bilateral mastectomy and the implication of […]