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CD4 count recovery: French study reaffirms why it is important to test and treat HIV early

Seven-in-ten people with HIV taking combined antiretroviral therapy for the first time recover their CD4 cell count to above 500 cells/mm3, French researchers report in AIDS. Having a higher CD4 cell count and a higher CD4/CD8 ratio at the time of starting treatment predicted CD4 recovery (strongly, for the former; to a certain extent, for… Read More »

Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low IQ

How will screening for intelligence affect parents’ decisions?ERproductions Ltd/Getty By Clare Wilson THE prospect of creating intelligent designer babies has been the subject of ethical debate for decades, but we have lacked the ability to actually do it. That may now change, thanks to a new method of testing an embryo’s genes that could soon… Read More »

Professor's allergy test leads to $48329 bill. Here's how she handled the irritating issue

Note: Bill of the Month feature is a crowdsourced collaboration between Kaiser Health News and NPR that dissects and explains medical bills. It is being republished with permission. Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, California, always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This… Read More »

23andMe’s Pharmacogenetic Test Approved by FDA

The FDA has just approved 23andMe’s Personal Genomic Service (PGS) Pharmacogenetic Reports. This marks the first direct-to-consumer test for pharmacogenetics of enzyme variants that may affect the way patients break down medications. Consumers collect their saliva into 23andMe’s testing kit, mail it to the company’s labs, and then receive the results via an online portal.… Read More »