Posts Tagged ‘Genetics’

A Molecular Detective Device

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by admin

A major challenge faced by those developing diagnostic tests based on samples of human blood or saliva is that these […]

Gene Testing Called into Question

Posted on: May 29th, 2015 by admin

Recent advances in gene sequencing technology have led to multi-gene testing – also known as “panel testing” – as a […]

Not Beyond Us

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by admin

This past Wednesday, 4 February 2015, was World Cancer Day, a global event that has taken place since 2000, uniting the world’s population […]

Biological Bad Luck

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by admin 2 Comments

Two scientists at Johns Hopkins University – applied mathematician Cristian Tomasetti and cancer biologist Bert Vogelstein – were having a brainstorming session […]

Smartphone App Joins War on Cancer

Posted on: December 12th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

This past Sunday the CBS News show “60 Minutes” featured a profile of Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong who is intent on disrupting cancer treatment. Born in […]

A Race Still Unfinished

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

Today marked the publication of a special section on breast cancer in Science, the prestigious journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. […]

A Game Changer to Fight Breast Cancer

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by admin

Two years ago we featured a groundbreaking paper, published in Nature, in which scientists studied the genetics of breast cancer and demonstrated that this […]

A Biological Clock and Breast Cancer

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by admin

Copyright Steve Horvath, UCLA A new internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and […]

What is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by admin 2 Comments

As we noted in an earlier blog, breast cancer is not one homogeneous disease but occurs in ten subtypes. One of these subtypes […]

Blood Tests to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by admin 7 Comments

Imagine a test in which a woman visits a clinic, a sample of blood is acquired from a simple pin prick […]