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6 Things a DNA Test Can Tell You About Your Health – MSN via Insider

Read article – Continued coverage of comments from William Feero, assistant professor of community and family medicine, about how medical DNA tests work and the different ways they can be useful for understanding our health. “Diagnostic genetic tests look for specific changes in the DNA, in specific genes that are relatively well-proven to cause those genes not to work properly, and for the person to develop disease,” says Feero. “They are highly reliable and very accurate.”

6 Things a DNA Test Can Tell You About Your Health – Insider

Read article – Features comments from William Feero, assistant professor of community and family medicine, about how medical DNA tests work and the different ways they can be useful for understanding our health. “Diagnostic genetic tests look for specific changes in the DNA, in specific genes that are relatively well-proven to cause those genes not to work properly, and for the person to develop disease,” says Feero. “They are highly reliable and very accurate.” (Picked up by Business Insider Singapore.)

Judge Urged to Force Mental Health Changes in Mississippi – Associated Press

Read article – Quotes the testimony of Robert Drake, the Andrew Thomson, Jr., 1946 Professor, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and of community and family medicine, in an article about how the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge in a recent hearing that Mississippi provides too few mental health services in the community and confines too many people in state mental hospitals. Drake served as an expert witness for the federal government and testified that a review found 154 current and former state hospital patients didn’t appear to receive community services, even though state documents called for such services.

New Technique Could Produce Treatments for Wide Variety of Diseases Along With Cancer – Biotech Times

Read article – Quotes Arti Gaur, assistant professor of neurology, and Glenn Micalizio, the New Hampshire Professor of Chemistry, in an article about how they and fellow researchers at Dartmouth have developed a new strategy for drug discovery and development that can be used to produce targeted therapies against diseases such as cancer and neurodegeneration.