Tag Archives: Genome

Viewpoints: Stop Talking About Expanding Medicare. Fix Its Financial Flaws Instead; Why Do We Need Anymore Lessons On The Societal Risks Of Genome Editing?

Editorial writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Modest Cuts Could Save Medicare From Disaster Instead of debating how to expand Medicare coverage, politicians should focus on fixing the fatal financial flaws in the existing program that threaten to bankrupt the nation. Medicare spent 3.6% of gross domestic product… Read More »

Genome sequencing reveals disease risk in otherwise healthy babies

Are there benefits to screening the genomes of healthy newborns?Petri Oeschger/Getty By Chelsea Whyte DNA sequencing is getting faster and cheaper, and it has been used to diagnose rare disorders in very sick children. But should it become a standard practice for healthy newborns? That’s the question asked by the BabySeq project, which has just… Read More »