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Bioethics Panel Urges Gene Privacy Protections

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October 11, 2012
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It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future.


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Gene Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Gene Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Newsy (Dec. 4, 2012) — A recent study links the gene RASGRF-2 to binge drinking. The gene gives off high levels of dopamine when drinking.
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Chinese Factory Churns out Ebola Suits

Chinese Factory Churns out Ebola Suits

AP (Nov. 5, 2014) — With the ebola epidemic continuing to claim lives in West Africa, a Chinese factory has upped production of hazard protections suits that are critical in keeping front line health workers safe from the deadly virus. (Nov. 5) Video provided by AP
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New Test to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer

New Test to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer

Ivanhoe (Oct. 1, 2014) — A new molecular testing panel greatly improves thyroid cancer diagnosis. The panel reduces the chances of additional surgeries that may require removal of the thyroid. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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