Genetics

Woman pleads guilty in Medicare genetic testing scheme targeting seniors

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As interest in genetic testing rises, one woman faces 10 years in prison for a $1 million Medicare fraud scheme that lured seniors into unnecessary genetic testing.

Genetic testing opens can of worms for Alzheimer's patients

Genetic testing opens can of worms for Alzheimer's patients

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Healthcare professionals tend to have a belief in facts, and as a corollary believe in conventional wisdom that knowledge is power. Of course, what people SAY they want to know and how they actually act is often miles apart.

The road more taken

The road more taken

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Conventional wisdom can be a reassuring thing. But sometimes it can be flat-out wrong. Consider 94-year-old Olga Kotelko.

Largest-ever Alzheimer's study unlocks new knowledge about the disease's genetic roots, researchers say

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The largest-ever international study of Alzheimer's disease has significantly expanded the scientific community's understanding of the disease's genetic underpinnings, according to a report in Nature Genetics.

Overlooked genes play a role  in wound care healing: study

Overlooked genes play a role in wound care healing: study

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Eight genes that have been overlooked in the past appear to play a role in the healing of pressure ulcers and other wounds, according to biologists from the University of California at San Diego.