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2014-07-31 12:29:39

Investment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts subsidiary will strengthen genetic benefits services ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA, a leading provider of Genetic Benefits Management and the largest independent network of genetic specialists in the U.S., announced today that it has reached a $4.5 million funding agreement with Zaffre Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. InformedDNA will...

2014-07-10 08:29:24

Aims to provide evidence-based information to reduce misuse of genetic testing ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA, the largest independent provider of genetic counseling services, released today a white paper that provides clarity on the appropriate use of genetic testing. Use of these diagnostic tests is growing rapidly, but inappropriate testing has negative consequences for individuals and the U.S. health care system. The paper, titled Genetic...

2014-06-24 12:27:50

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA announced today a strategic new collaboration with Edimer Pharmaceuticals to address a critical research need for patients with X-linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (XLHED), a rare genetic disorder. The partnership will allow InformedDNA to identify patients with XLHED and support Edimer's clinical programs. Under the agreement, InformedDNA has developed a genetic counseling program for patients and...

2014-06-17 12:29:04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA announced today the appointment of Duffy Oelberg as the Senior Vice President for Business Development. Oelberg will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's strategy for identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities to expand its portfolio of clients. Oelberg will also serve on InformedDNA's executive leadership team that is responsible for managing all company operations....

2014-06-16 09:36:11

Moffitt Cancer Center A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic health care provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures. Up to 10 percent of cancers are inherited, meaning a person was born with an abnormal gene that increases their risk for cancer.  “Pre-test genetic counseling in which a health care provider takes a thorough family history and discusses the...

2014-06-16 08:28:21

MADISON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced an agreement under which Quest will offer national access to Sequenom Laboratories' MaterniT21(TM) PLUS laboratory-developed test (LDT). Using a maternal blood sample, the noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT)...

2014-05-15 12:35:49

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA announced today the appointment of Lee Fowinkle as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fowinkle will be responsible for helping InformedDNA leverage its digital properties to enhance its genetic counseling and utilization management services. "We are enthusiastic about Lee joining InformedDNA because of the important and innovative work he will be doing in our digital space," said InformedDNA's CEO David Nixon....

2014-05-13 16:26:17

In celebration of National Women's Health Week, InformedDNA is hosting a screening of "Decoding Annie Parker" and expert Q-and-A Session moderated by Charlotte Sutton, the Tampa Bay Times medicine and health senior editor. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Muvico Sundial 19 in Saint Petersburg will be showing a special, one-time-only screening of "Decoding Annie Parker," a film based on the true stories of breast cancer survivor Annie Parker and...

2014-05-09 13:00:57

Virginia Commonwealth University Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for nearly 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers and most hereditary ovarian cancers, yet a study by cancer prevention and control researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center suggests an alarmingly small amount of women who qualify for BRCA genetic counseling actually receive the services. Additionally, they found that a significant proportion of women with a family history of breast...

2014-03-21 12:24:29

Sutphen will underscore importance of providing patients with access to genetic counselors via telephone NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMG, president and chief medical officer at InformedDNA, will discuss the importance of delivering telephone-based genetic counseling services, as part of our nation's health care delivery model, at the 2014 American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting on Wednesday, March...


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