FDA To 23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki: Stop Marketing $99 DNA Test Or Face Penalties -
This is an exciting time to be a researcher at Stony Brook Medicine.
The Thousand-Dollar Pap Smear -
Cervical-cancer screening is one of the 20th century’s true public health successes. The incidence of a disease that once caused more deaths among American women than any other form of cancer has decreased dramatically since the introduction of routine Pap smears in the 1970s. In the modern era, most deaths due to cervical cancer occur among women who have never been screened or who have gone decades without screening. One of the main factors in helping to conquer this once-dreaded disease has been the availability of a cheap, effective screening test that can detect disease early, while it’s still very treatable. Yet increasingly, in my roles as the chief medical officer of a community health center and as a family doctor seeing patients in that system, I hear from women who are choosing to skip their screenings because of skyrocketing costs.
Shutdown Imperils Costly Lab Mice, Years Of Research -
A lack of funding to labs is likely to mean an early death for thousands of mice used in research.
Goodbye, government: shutdown affects science, the environment, and health -
But looking beyond the questions of the moment and the political fight that’s holding America’s finances hostage, it’s already clear that the most severe consequences of the shutdown will be felt by those government agencies specializing in science, technology, health, and the environment.
Toothpaste For Dinner comic: i love science
Rock Health startups Spire and Augmedix show wearable tech’s applications beyond fitness
Ki Mae Heussner, gigaom.com
Wearable gadgets are popping up on store shelves and crowdfunding sites tend to focus on physical activity. But two startups presenting this week at digital health accelerator Rock Health’s fifth demo day gave a little window in…
Here is Tesla’s white paper on ‘Hyperloop Alpha’