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2014-03-10 23:03:12

Interactive webinars address clients’ toughest genetic-testing questions. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The number of genetic tests on the market is exploding in the United States. In fact, more than 3000 genetic tests are available today and that number increases at a rate of about 25% each year. No wonder healthcare providers, insurers, and even patients are having a tough time deciding whether or not a genetic test is appropriate. To help clients make sense of the confusing...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-05 16:27:28

Only 35 percent would seek aggressive preventive treatment SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national poll from the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute shows 34 percent of respondents would not seek genetic testing to predict their likelihood of developing a hereditary cancer - even if the cost of the testing was not an issue. Concerns about employment and insurability were cited as the primary reason, even though current laws prohibit such...

2014-01-22 12:11:01

Genetic counseling delivered over the telephone is as effective as face-to-face counseling, finds the largest randomized study to date comparing the two methods. The multi-center study, led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was reported today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The landscape of genetic testing has broadened to include a range of diseases, and demand for testing and counseling has greatly increased because of direct-to-consumer marketing,...

2013-10-09 23:19:46

With the recent publicity about celebrity Angelina Jolie dealing with her hereditary cancer risk by undergoing surgery, discussion of genetic testing for cancer has been in the news. While there’s lots of information and misinformation around this issue, here are some facts and frequently asked questions. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 With the recent publicity about celebrity Angelina Jolie dealing with her hereditary cancer risk by undergoing surgery, discussion of genetic...

2013-10-09 23:03:10

Hayes, Inc., webinar shares case examples of how genetic testing algorithms inform care management Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Wading through the intricacies of specific genetic tests to determine the most cost-effective approach to testing for individuals with suspected genetic diseases is a challenge. The Right Genetic Test for the Right Patient at the Right Cost, a webinar hosted by Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, will...


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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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