genomics

Genetic Tests Won’t Predict Your COVID-19 Risk

Tests that claim to predict someone’s susceptibility to COVID-19 based on genetic data don’t work, researchers found. That’s partly because there is as yet no scientific consensus on what constitutes genetic risk.

New Report: Genomics Drives Economic Growth

The field of human genomics has risen from inauspicious beginnings to become an economic powerhouse, and continues to increase our understanding of human health and how to cure diseases.

Annual Vaccines May Be Necessary: Lessons from the COVID-19 Genome

The genomic field continues to shed light on COVID-19. The latest: vaccination frequency, new therapy options, and unexpected mutations in the virus.

Why the U.S. Needs More COVID-19 Genome Sequencing

Other countries can spot new variants because they’re actively looking for them. But the U.S. has spent a year with its head in the sand.

Five Things Genomics Has Taught Us About COVID-19

‘Everything is unprecedented about the pandemic, and genomics is no exception,’ says an infectious disease expert. Genome sequencing has enabled scientists to track the virus, study its origins, confirm reinfection, and get to know more...

For All Its Promise, Genomic Testing Is Struggling

For both clinical and consumer markets, genomic testing has a lot to offer — but it isn’t always used where it could be valuable, and people don’t understand it well enough. As a result, demand...

Next Time, Genomics Could Help Develop Vaccines Beforehand

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that early detection and early action are vital, and that vaccines are what we need most. That’s why we should roll out pathogen surveillance programs based...

The Co-Evolution of Humans, Machines and Healthcare

We’re prepared to use technology in ways we can't conceptualize, or believe in our wildest dreams, we could use. Medical technology isn’t exempt.

Beyond the Genome: What’s Next in Clinical Testing

Genomic analysis may still be thought cutting-edge by most people and doctors. But scientists have moved beyond querying DNA to understand a range of new health data about us.

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