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Genetic Testing in Kids is Fraught with Complications

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can’t help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to be prepared for the future, or to wait? During the last decade, genetic tests have been through a sea change, both in their availability and the technologies behind them. Today there are at least 34 companies that offer direct to consumer (DTC) DNA testing, some of which return health results. And now it is possible to sequence someone’s entire genetic code for the price of a laptop.
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The Dalai Lama makes second visit to the University of Utah

July 6, 2015 – Today, on the 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the University of Utah and the Utah Tibet Foundation announced he will speak at the Huntsman Center, Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale, Monday, July 13 and will be available at global.utah.edu/dalailama or Read More

Innovation Week at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute.

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(July 1, 2015)—Some kids spend their summers at the pool. Others? They’re testing their chops at becoming the next great problem solvers at the University of Utah’s Innovation Week at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. There’s no horseback riding, campfire sing-a-longs or arts-and-crafts projects at these camps. There is plenty of fun — in the form Read More

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Patients Less Likely to Die if Readmitted to Same Hospital

Up to 22 percent of surgical patients experience unexpected complications and must be readmitted for post-operative care. A study led by the University of Utah suggests that returning to the same hospital is important for recovery. Readmission to a different hospital was associated with a 26 percent increased risk for dying within 90 days. Read More

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Fighting for equality: U’s Cliff Rosky honored for work on civil rights for LGBT community

(June 24, 2015) —Cliff Rosky remembers a clear moment when he knew he wanted to dedicate much of his career to fighting for the rights of LGBT people. It was 1994 and Rosky was a student at Amherst College in Massachusetts. On a trip home to his native New Jersey one weekend, Rosky’s brother had Read More