|Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data|
|Friday, September 21, 2012|
The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome – the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior – has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient’s genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests.
While efficient, the acquisition of this much genetic data – in some cases as many as 1.5 to 2 million variants – creates other challenges.
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CAROLINA IN THE NEWSNew study questions the value of bed rest in preventing premature birth
The Washington Post
New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn’t seem to prevent premature birth and might even worsen that risk. ...In a separate review of past studies that failed to support bed rest, a trio of obstetricians and ethicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill went further: They said it’s not ethical to prescribe bed rest unless the woman is enrolled in a research study.