New York University makes tuition free for all medical students
NYC public housing buildings are now smoke
Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week
162 doctors are among 601 suspects US charges with health care fraud
Woman's selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite
FDA Approves 1st Home Test for Breast Cancer Genes
10 March 2018, 01:27 | Louis Holland
Still, the company, which already tests DNA for other health risks as well as ancestry, said this cancer test is "a step in the right direction".
The three variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are associated with a significantly higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women, and breast cancer in men. About 1 in 40 individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent has one of these three variants. The FDA has since allowed the company to test for a few genetic mutations linked to health risks, including some for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The test looks for three mutations. "This means a negative result does not rule out the possibility that an individual carries other BRCA mutations that increase cancer risk".
23andMe has received the first FDA authorisation for a direct-to-consumer genetic test for cancer risk. Donald St. Pierre, acting director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement that the utility of the test lies in offering information to a specific population that otherwise might not get genetic screening. Furthermore, only a small percentage of Americans carry one of these 3 mutations.
USA consumers soon will be able to test themselves at home for some genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer - but you might want to think before you spit.
People shouldn't take the test without talking to an expert, the National Society of Genetic Counselors said.
Critics say this groundbreaking test likely will spark huge debate, saying anything regarding a serious disease needs to be left up to medical professionals. But, of course, the results of the test should in no way be taken as a replacement for a visit to the doctor.
But in a flawless world, a discussion with a medical provider would still happen first, before someone decides whether to get tested and which tests to take, said Susan Domchek, an oncologist who directs the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania. To win approval, the company submitted data showing its instructions and reports are easy to understand.
The FDA says those three hereditary mutations occur in about two percent of Ashkenazi Jewish women, but rarely in anyone else.
It is estimated that less than one percent of the general population has a mutation in either of BRCA1 or BRCA2.
XXX Star Stormy Daniels Files Lawsuit Against Donald Trump
The growing scandal between President Trump and adult entertainer Stormy Daniels (nee Stephanie Clifford) has intensified. Reached by phone, Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti told USA TODAY: "Yeah, and he also won the popular vote".
It is estimated as well that only 5 to 10 percent of cancer is caused by gene mutations inherited from a parent.
Isis Releases Video On Ambush Of US Troops In Niger
It is still unknown why the video, which was released on messaging app Telegram, was still unpublished until now. The video includes footage from the soldiers' helmet cameras that was later captured by the Islamic State.
Top Chinese official urges outreach to diaspora
During the gathering, which wraps up around mid-March, the proposal is widely expected to become China's new reality. And other images, words, and expressions that might be used to criticize Xi are also censored .
Italians voting in general election
Italy's election "epitomizes everything, it is pure populism", Bannon said in an interview with The New York Times last week. If there is no new majority in Parliament, Mr Paolo Gentiloni of the Democratic Party would remain as prime minister.
"The Shape of Water" wins big at 90th Academy Awards
A former Saultite capped off his weekend by taking home an Oscar statuette from last night's Academy Awards ceremony. Made for only 19 million USA dollars, the movie has grossed 126 million dollars worldwide to date.
Microsoft confirms the demise of Windows 10 S
Belfiore tweeted that Windows 10 S is going to be a mode of existing Windows versions next year and "not a distinct version". We use Win10S as an option for schools or businesses that want the "low-hassle"/ guaranteed performance version.
Allison Janney Says 'Mom' Will Keep Her Grounded After Oscar Win
Asked if her day-to-day life might change now that she's an Oscar victor , Janney said she had to go right back to work at 10 a.m. Asked what her inner-critic, which she has previously said she uses to guide her, would say to her now, Janney said: "Bravo".