Tag Archives: Testing

Should newborns get genetic testing for adult-onset conditions?

Screening should be limited to conditions that affect children, UChicago ethicist argues In the last decade, genome sequencing has provided a wealth of information about risks for certain diseases. But should parents be able to get all of the sequence results of their children’s genomes, especially if the variants would not cause illness or symptoms… Read More »

Epigenetic testing firms claim to help you live a healthier lifestyle

Muhdo’s epigenetic sequencing kit is launching this weekMuhdo By Graham Lawton Getting your DNA sequenced is now an everyday reality, but a new frontier has opened up in personal genomics. Two companies have started selling kits that sequence your epigenome. They claim it can deliver much more detailed and useful health advice than is possible… Read More »

Links between stigma, suicidal thoughts and less HIV testing in Nigerian men who have sex with men

The qualitative subsample differed in that they were more likely to be in the medium or high stigma classes, to have experienced suicidal ideation (46%), to have had an HIV test (75%), and were older on average than the quantitative sample. Qualitative findings revealed that stigma resulted in isolation, emotional distress, avoidant behavior, enduring feelings… Read More »