The appearance in 1998 of a new medicine for an intractable and especially savage form of breast cancer was a medical milestone for two reasons. For one, the drug, called Herceptin, shrank tumors and prolonged lives. What received ...
Although there is a growing literature on ethics and genetics, surprisingly little of it deals directly with how ordinary people have fit this ...0 comments
07 Feb 2010
Seeking medical record privacy? Try renting a movie instead In debates over health privacy proposals, it was often said that video rental records had ...
26 Jan 2010
In the limelight: The genes of cancer The "war against cancer" is, in actuality, a battle against a large group of sometimes very different ...
24 Jan 2010
With the work of Guthrie and others allowing the inexpensive, reliable assessment of small dried blood spots for biochemicals linked to genetic disorders, ...
15 Nov 2009
Pregnant women face a growing number of options to detect, prevent or avoid disease in their expected children. These options include testing a ...