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By Sharon Begley, STAT
The genetic testing company 23andMe received approval this week from regulators to sell genetic reports on an individual’s risk for 10 diseases, most prominently Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Thousands of people in this northwestern corner of Arkansas, many of them working poor, are from a faraway constellation of islands. In all but the fewest cases they will never be able to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare under current…
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
Taxpayers spend billions subsidizing the electric bills, equipment, and other overhead costs at university research labs. That funding may face steep cuts.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
On Tuesday, scientists unveiled a five-organ female reproductive system on a chip small enough to hold in your hand, and showed that it could simulate a 28-day menstrual cycle.
By Max Siegelbaum and David Steen Martin, STAT
“He did all he could, I think,” said one Virginia supporter of President Trump's efforts to save the American Health Care Act.
By Max Blau, STAT
Nearly 40 percent of adults under 65 carry medical debt, and many of them are middle class. When they don't pay their bills, hospitals must eat the cost.
By Damian Garde, STAT
Amgen's cholesterol drug lowered risk of cardiovascular trouble in a huge clinical trial — but the results may not be good enough for insurers to cover.
By Rebecca Robbins, STAT
A life insurance company is turning to the hot, but still unproven, field of epigenetics to try to bet on how long you’re likely to live.
A House panel voted to allow employers to require workers to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars.
By Casey Ross, Max Blau, Kate Sheridan, STAT
The embrace of alternative medicine has been building for years. But an examination of 15 academic research centers across the U.S. underscores just how deeply these therapies have become embedded in prestigious hospitals and medical schools.
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