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August 2011 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Impact of False Positives
August 22, 2011 7:23 AM by David Plaut
About two years ago, researchers in Nevada published data suggesting the patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may be infected with xenotropic murine leukemia virus. This report created a good bit of anticipation among the one million Americans (not Read More...
Predictive Testing Pros and Cons
August 11, 2011 9:38 AM by David Plaut
The chances of a person developing Huntington’s Disease (HD) are 1 in 2 if a parent carries the gene, if both parents carry the gene that probability jumps to 3 in 4. With that in mind here are data on women with an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have up Read More...


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