Personalized Medicine: Read the Chart!

Tweet This is a guest post by Ricki Lewis, PhD, who blogs at DNAScience, part of the PLOS blog network. Ricki is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. The author of several textbooks and thousands of articles in scientific, medical, and consumer publications, Ricki’s first narrative nonfiction book, “The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and

Is Lap Band Surgery Appropriate for Obese Teens?

Tweet Earlier this week, the LA Times reported that Allergan was filing an FDA application for its lap band surgery for teens as young as 14. The application follows Allergan getting FDA okay to lower weight threshold for lap band surgery in adults, adding millions more candidates for the surgery. Allergan’s Lap Band involves placing