Personalized Genetics: The week of Navigenics

The past week was centered around Navigenics, the newest personalized genetic company. After I posted about the launch of the company, Hsien-Hsien Lei had an interview with Elissa Levin, the director of the genetic counseling program. And Elaine Warburton at Genetics and Health shared a really long and comprehensive series of interviews with us.

As Navigenics also finds it important to train physicians to be able to understand genetics and tell patients about their genomic profile properly, you can check out A Primer on Genomic and Personalized Medicine: How Will It Affect Your Practice? CME/CE course on Medscape. Steve Murphy took the test and is quite impressed.

Researchers from the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University are suggesting some companies are using misleading claims to push tests that have limited clinical validation — something they say may ultimately hurt the pharmacogenetics field.

  • Katherine Hyland explores the knowledge that is resulting from increasing genetic understanding in her presentation: A New Era in Medicine: Genetics

Stay tuned for more about individualized genetics!