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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have based their products on what scientists have accomplished, but the caveat is that the science is still in its early days.

Quest plans to develop and sell a diagnostic for prostate cancer based on the biomarker.

Taking vitamin E, selenium, or both for several weeks before having a prostatectomy can alter gene expression in prostate cancer biopsy samples.

An international research team suggests high-resolution melting analysis is a useful tool for assessing DNA methylation in fixed tissue samples.

Based on their assessment of SNP data for several complex diseases, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Los Angeles warn that genetic tests based on existing GWAS may not be refined enough to accurately predict individual disease risk.

The Georgia firm has inked deals with two well-known diagnostics players for development of prostate cancer tests.

Funding from the National Institutes of Health for all proteomics-related research shrank by almost 3 percent in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis of NIH data by ProteoMonitor.

Navigenics’ lower-priced program to incorporate genetic risk data in patients’ annual medical checkup raises questions as to whether personal genomics firms should be broadly marketing their services to physicians.

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