What is genetic discrimination?

Genetic discrimination is the unfair treatment of individuals or groups of people based on real or perceived genetic conditions, genetic pre-dispositions, genetic risk factors related to health and disease traits, or ancestry. In 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act was … Continue reading

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On the cutting edge – fighting antibiotic resistance and cancer, probing the genetic basis of autism, and more

Learn about the latest strategies that geneticists are developing to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and new hopes for fighting cancer by learning from patients who have responded exceptionally well to treatment. Listen to a TED talk from pgEd friend and clinical geneticist, Wendy Chung, who is exploring the … Continue reading

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Ebola, genetics, & Map-Ed

Friend of pgEd and Harvard scientist, Dr. Pardis Sabeti gives an excellent interview for Public Radio International here, explaining the status on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic from the viewpoint of a researcher. She speaks calmly about the … Continue reading

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