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2013-05-21 23:25:12

Recently, Angelina Jolie made headlines with news that she had a double mastectomy as a result of testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, a gene that has been linked to breast and ovarian cancer. Women´s Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology now offers Myriad BRACAnalysis which tests for the BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene mutations. Lake Orion, Michigan (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The star-power of Angelina Jolie is now shedding new light on BRCA gene mutations which have found to be...

Genetic Testing Pilot Program To Begin In The UK
2013-05-21 05:15:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a public-private collaboration, a UK-based charitable foundation has announced a pilot program to genetically test patients for breast and ovarian cancer. “Recent advances in methods for reading the genetic code, known as sequencing, mean that looking for gene mutations is now faster and more affordable than ever before,” according to a statement from the Wellcome Trust. “There is now an opportunity to...

2013-05-20 23:04:32

Angelina Jolie´s recent news of opting to have a double mastectomy because she has the BRCA1 gene mutation shows how pertinent organizations such as Bright Pink® are to educating women about their choices for optimum health. Chicago (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) set out to raise $5,000 for Bright Pink®, the organization that empowers young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health, by the end of 2012. Thanks to its...

2013-05-16 23:32:55

Actress Angelina Jolie´s decision to undergo preventive surgery for breast cancer has sparked a frenzy of discussion regarding BRCA gene testing and the increasingly common preventive mastectomy. Did she make the right choice, and how young is “too young” to consider taking drastic action to avoid breast cancer? Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The rate of women opting to undergo preventive mastectomies to avoid the risk of breast cancer has increased as much as 50...

2013-05-16 23:25:31

Jean LaMantia, Registered Dietitian, Cancer Survivor and Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, advises that women with and without the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations can all take preventative measures. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 While some women like Angelina Jolie are aware of their susceptibility to breast cancer and take action to prevent it, not all have the benefit of genetic testing that can forecast looming health risks. Breast cancer caused by...

2013-04-18 23:31:32

This study will improve genetic counseling and clinical monitoring of patients and families who present these variants Researchers of the hereditary cancer research group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) conducted a functional and structural study of seven missense variants of the BRCA1 gene concluding that three of these variants are pathogenic, linked to the risk of suffering breast or ovarian cancer. The study has been...

2013-04-17 12:26:13

BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case seeking to invalidate patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) was one of the first plaintiffs to sign onto this historic legal case. ACMG was also the first professional medical association to establish a position against gene patenting. In its 1999 ACMG Position Statement on Gene...

Patent Law For The Human Genome
2013-04-15 06:01:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine whether or not human DNA can be patented, which could have a tremendous impact on genetic research, one way or the other. According to Reuters reporter Sharon Begley, “The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on at least 4,000 human genes to companies, universities and others that have discovered and decoded them.”...

Sequencing Cancer's DNA May Yield Better Prevention Strategies
2013-03-28 06:16:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast and ovarian cancers that help reveal the underlying causes of these diseases so new prevention strategies can be devised. The findings appear in three studies in the journals PLoS Genetics and Nature Genetics. In the first study, published in the journal PLoS Genetics, researchers looked at variations across the genomes of...

Supreme Court May Decide Whether We Own Our Genes
2013-03-26 18:06:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online They may be responsible for everything in your life, from conception to death, they may be inside every living cell in your body — but you do not own your own genes, legally speaking. According to a report in Genome Medicine, patents essentially cover the entire human genome, hampering research and raising the question of “genomic liberty.” The legal standing of genomic patents could change next month when...