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23andMe’s Pharmacogenetic Test Approved by FDA

The FDA has just approved 23andMe’s Personal Genomic Service (PGS) Pharmacogenetic Reports. This marks the first direct-to-consumer test for pharmacogenetics of enzyme variants that may affect the way patients break down medications. Consumers collect their saliva into 23andMe’s testing kit, mail it to the company’s labs, and then receive the results via an online portal.… Read More »

How simple eye test saved life of Daisy, 5, by detecting her brain tumour

When Jo Beckwith’s little girl Daisy started complaining of headaches, she had no idea the five-year-old’s life was at risk. Here Jo, 46, from Brentwood, Essex, tells how an optician spotted a deadly brain tumour… “Watching my little girl Daisy open her Christmas presents, I knew something was wrong. She has always been a bubbly,… Read More »