Tag Archives: Testing

Should newborns get genetic testing for adult-onset conditions?

Screening should be limited to conditions that affect children, UChicago ethicist argues In the last decade, genome sequencing has provided a wealth of information about risks for certain diseases. But should parents be able to get all of the sequence results of their children’s genomes, especially if the variants would not cause illness or symptoms… Read More »

Century-old food testing method updated to include complex fluid dynamics

The texture of food, including properties that determine how consumers experience biting and swallowing, is an important part of development of more enjoyable foods. In order to completely understand these properties, better methods and devices for testing are required to capture the motion inside liquid materials, especially in the case of foods that are complex… Read More »

Dear Dr Nina: ‘How do home HPV testing kits work and should I try one?’

Most abnormalities found on smear tests are totally treatable Dear Dr Nina: ‘How do home HPV testing kits work and should I try one?’ Independent.ie Q I’m a middle-aged woman worried about all the things in the newspaper I’ve been reading about cervical cancer. I’m not due another smear test under CervicalCheck for another three… Read More »