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Michael Snyder, iPop, and Personalized Medicine [Video]

Even though others didn’t believe him at first, Michael Snyder knew that something was wrong when his sugar levels were increasing more than normal. His own physician didn’t believe it, but through studying his own genetics he found that he has Type 2 diabetes. None of his family members had it that he was aware […]

Using Whole Genome Sequencing in Patients with Neuromyelitis Optica

In the April 2014 Edition of Neurology, Benjamin Greenberg, Douglas Kerr, Tim Harris, Aaron Day-Williams and John Carulliwrote about a study that was conducted to deduce the inheritance pattern of those who suffered from Neuromyelitis Optica. Neuromyelitis Optica is an uncommon autoimmune disorder that can affect the nervous system, optic nerves, and the spinal cord. […]

Ebola Outbreak Leaves Behind Genome Sequences

On August 28, 2014, researchers from Harvard University and the Broad Institute released a report that sequences and analyzes the genomes from the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Stephen Gire and Pardis Sabeti of Harvard and the Broad Institute led the collaborative effort of more than 50 co-authors. The research is […]

Human Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing or full genome sequencing is a field of study that has proven to be quite critical to the average person. The number of discoveries found through sequencing is rapidly growing by the day.   Of the many applications for genome sequencing, one of the largest is for research. This might apply to […]

HOW DNA SEQUENCING WORKS

The Basic Structure of DNA We may hear a lot about deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and how scientists discover mutations and other information about the specific makeup of DNA; however, how this information is actually obtained may elude many. The process to determine the actual make-up of a strand of DNA is called DNA sequencing. To […]