This section summarizes and provides links to articles in outside media sources that mention or highlight Genomic Express and the new field of personalized genomics.
Genomic Express athletic performance genetic test evaluated by Olympic athlete. KCTP-abc Minneapolis, MN May 14, 2015
Genomic Express athletic performance genetic tests featured, including interview with Dr. Grant A. Bitter. WIAT Birmingham, AB February 4, 2015
- Additional coverage: KOHN2 Honolulu, HI.
Genomic Express athletic performance genetic test evaluated by professional soccer player. KCTV5 Kansas City. KS April 30, 2014
Genomic Express athletic performance tests featured on ABC television. abc-13, KTRK-abc Houston, TX November 14, 2013
Genomic Express featured in biotechnology issue of business publication. San Fernando Valley Business Journal October 26- November 8, 2009
Genomic Express athletic performance, caffeine metabolism tests highlighted. Ventura County Star December 7, 2008
American Association of Human Genetics: Ancestry Testing Statement. ASHG - Ancestry Testing Statement November 13, 2008. The American Association of Human Genetics (ASHG) has released a statement on the current state of Ancestry genetic testing. It discusses both ancestry genetic testing for consumers interested in their genealogy as well as the relationship of genetic ancestry to individual and population health. This scholarly article summarizes the current state of ancestry genetic testing research and its use commercially and in medicine. Both the potential of the field, and limitiations of current methods and databases, are considered. To read the entire report, follow the link above.
Genomic Express featured in article on Personalized Medicine. Ventura County Star June 1, 2008
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) passed into U.S. Law. http://www.genome.gov/10002077
May 21, 2008 The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was signed into law May 21, 2008 by President George W. Bush. This legislation had been overwhelmingly approved by both the United States House of Representatives (414-16-1) and Senate (95-5-0). It has been described as the first major civil rights legislation of the twenty first century.
GINA is a law in the United States which is designed to prohibit the improper use of genetic information. It prohibits health insurers and group health plans from denying coverage to a healthy individual, or charging that person higher premiums, based solely on a genetic predisposition to developing a disease in the future. This law also bars employers from using individuals' genetic information when making hiring, job placement, promotion or firing decisions. Follow the link above to read a review by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI, NIH) of the history behind passage of this landmark legislation.
Breakthrough of the Year: Human Genetic Variation. Science (21 December, 2007) 318: 1842-1843
An article in the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, describes as the breakthrough of the year the recent elucidation of genetic variation between individuals. A number of research articles in 2006 and 2007 have lead to a new understanding of how truly different we are from one another. Of the 3 billion base pairs in the human genome, it is now estimated that there are approximately 15 million positions that may vary from one individual to another. It is these DNA sequence variations that account for our different appearances (such as eye, hair and skin color) and other characteristics, susceptibility to diseases, response to medications and many other traits. Follow the link above to read the entire article.