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Is the public ready for simple, at-home DNA tests to detect disease risk?
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Most genetic testing requires a doctor’s prescription. In April 2017, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave genetics company 23andMe the go-ahead to sell DNA tests assessing the user’s level of risk for ten health conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.... Read more

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Adequate, Not Best

What almost all students and many faculty members don’t realize is that engineering design/application solutions are rarely the best.... Read more

The Holy Grail and the Female Uterus

Let us review the role of women in the ancient Jewish-Christian tradition. The Old Testament (OT), the first part of the Christian Bible, is based primarily on the Hebrew scriptures (or Tanakh). The New Testament collects later writings.... Read more

A College-Level Overview of Biomedical Instrumentation

A review of Principles of Biomedical Instrumentation by Andrew G. Webb, 2018.... Read more

6 Pediatric Device Innovators Awarded a Total of $150K at Children’s National 6th Annual Pediatric Device Symposium

Six companies presenting innovative medical devices that address significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare were awarded a total of $150,000 in grants at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.... Read more

Fireworks, Autism, and Animals

Given the rather widespread custom (at least in the West) of using fireworks as a means of celebration on certain specific days, this column discusses the potential damage of such noise to autistic children. ... Read more