genetic testing

October 6, 2020

These National Institutes of Health grants will support  trailblazing ideas for solving critical questions in biomedical science.

July 1, 2020

A national partnership, funded by the NIH, will evaluate the use of genomic information in the health care of diverse participants

Dr. Swisher in her lab
May 26, 2020

There is currently no way to detect ovarian cancer early. But genetic testing enables doctors to identify a person's risk and may help prevent the cancer.

October 2, 2019

The National Cancer Institute will fund research of how screenings in that environment affect patient outcomes and health systems’ resources. 

July 3, 2019

Names that label certain cancer risk genes as sex- or organ-specific can dissuade people who need to be tested, according to Nature commentary.

December 3, 2018

Screening of healthy adults for genes that might heighten disease risk must be pursued cautiously, concludes a U.S. panel whose authors include a UW bioethicist.

September 12, 2018

Findings on nearly 4,000 BRCA1 mutations will be immediately useful to many patients with previously inconclusive genetic test results.

August 21, 2018

This KING5 video looks at a free home genetic test for women who are at risk for ovarian cancer is available through MAGENTA, which s short for MAking GENetic Testing Accessible

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