Genetic experts debate the use of direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Presented by Dr. Tracy Tucker, Fellow, Clinical Molecular Genetics, BC Children's & Women's Hospital. | Dr. Millan Patel, Associate Clinician Scientist, Genetics & Health, CFRI; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC; Research Director, Rare Disease Foundations. | Dr. Sylvie Langlois, Clinical Investigator, Genetics & Health, CFRI; Professor, Department of Medical Genetics & Director, Residency Training Program, Medical Genetics, UBC; Medical Director, BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program, BC Children's Hospital. (2010)
A new study led by researchers from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit found girls in rural B.C. communities with poor access to local mental health services are at the highest risk of intentionally poisoning themselves. The most common substance used was non-opioid painkillers and the second most common substance used was medication for anxiety and depression.
Dr. Pascal Lavoie and his team compared the immune responses of babies to those of COVID-19-negative adults from Metro Vancouver. The antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 in almost all of these adults was up to 100-fold higher compared to the infants at second blood sera collection. The researchers estimate that between 90-99 per cent of adults have positive antibody reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 antigens.
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