Genetics and Precision Medicine

The Importance of Data Compression in the Field of Genomics

The Importance of Data Compression in the Field of Genomics

Author(s): Dan Greenfield, Vaughan Wittorff, Michael Hultner
The Importance of Data Compression in the Field of Genomics 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Genomic research is the driver of efforts to create personalized medicine and discover cures for cancer, rare diseases, and other serious health conditions. Thanks to the widespread availability of inexpensive…

read more
Is the public ready for simple, at-home DNA tests to detect disease risk?

Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing

Author(s): Mary Bates
Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Most genetic testing requires a doctor’s prescription. In April 2017, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave genetics company 23andMe the go-ahead to sell DNA tests assessing the…

read more
An CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease

A CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
A CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Gene editing and CRISPR (a group of repeated DNA sequences in bacteria) typically target disease-causing mutated genes by eliminating the bad gene altogether, by correcting the problem DNA to restore…

read more
What's Happening to Your DNA Data?

What’s Happening to Your DNA Data?

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
What’s Happening to Your DNA Data? 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Over the last decade, technology advances in the field of genetics have led to cheaper and more accurate testing. Public interest in personal genetics has grown thanks to media coverage…

read more