23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report* that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTYH gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best studied in people of Northern European descent. In January, 23andMe received FDA clearance to offer […]

Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk, study says

Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk, study says

NEW YORK – Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate. The test examines more than 2 million spots in a person’s genetic code, seeking variants that individually […]

SNC-Lavalin's legal woes are putting a $500M federal defence contract at risk

SNC-Lavalin's legal woes are putting a $500M federal defence contract at risk

A SNC-Lavalin contract with the Department of National Defence (DND) worth half a billion dollars comes up for renewal next year — when the Montreal-based engineering giant is expected to be on trial over corruption charges. The pending expiry of the $ 507 million contract to support the servicing of minor warships and auxiliary vessels, signed […]

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe received FDA clearance to report on the two most common genetic variants influencing what is called MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. This new clearance is part of 23andMe’s ongoing efforts to work with the FDA to offer additional Genetic Health Risk reports as part of its Health + Ancestry Service. “We […]

Women with pelvic mesh complications face higher depression risk

Women with pelvic mesh complications face higher depression risk

Women suffering from complications from surgically implanted pelvic meshes have a slightly greater risk of depression than patients who experience a positive outcome from the procedure, a new study suggests. The plastic slings are a common way to treat stress urinary incontinence. The condition causes women to leak urine when they cough, sneeze, laugh or are physically active. […]

Consumption of human placenta products poses risk to moms, babies: Health Canada

Consumption of human placenta products poses risk to moms, babies: Health Canada

Health Canada is cautioning mothers and others who may be consuming human placenta preparations about potential risks for themselves and their babies. The federal department said consuming human placenta could lead to bacterial or viral infections in mothers or their babies. The risk is higher if someone ingests the placenta of another person. The U.S. Centers […]

SummerWorks Performance Festival makes room for ‘creative risk’

SummerWorks Performance Festival makes room for ‘creative risk’

Mr. Shi and His Lover is a Cantonese-language musical that won big at this year’s Toronto Theatre Critics Awards; bug is a solo performance by Yolanda Bonnell about parenting and addiction on Canadian Indigenous reserves that was part of Luminato this summer; Daughter is Adam Lazarus’s divisive dive into toxic masculinity, currently wowing audiences at […]