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2011-10-28 07:00:00

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis recommends caution, counseling. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 With the 14 October 2011 release of a clinical validation study in the journal Genetics in Medicine, life sciences company Sequenom, Inc. launched a new non-invasive test for Down syndrome in the U.S., MaterniT21. Through massively parallel sequencing (MPS), a complex form of DNA sequencing, the test can detect a large proportion of Down syndrome-affected pregnancies....

2011-09-01 12:16:32

UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new lifesaving genetic screening program for families at high risk of contracting colorectal cancer, a deadly yet highly preventable form of cancer. The joint effort between UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital allows doctors to screen the tumors of colorectal cancer patients younger than 70, and uterine cancer patients younger than 55, to determine if there is a high risk for a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome. If a...

2011-08-03 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Certain recessive genetic diseases are more prevalent in specific ethnic groups and regions of the world. With the new free interactive Gene Screen App, anyone who wants to learn about genetic diseases and their recessive inheritance patterns can download "Gene Screen" from iTunes to any iPhone or iPad device. Produced in partnership with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Albert Einstein Medical Center...

2011-07-25 15:51:25

A new analysis has found that many doctors report that they do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to encourage these services for high-risk women and discourage them for average-risk women. Women with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a substantially increased risk of developing...

2011-07-25 11:51:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Discovered through a new study, many doctors reported in a questionnaire that they do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients. The researchers show that efforts are needed to encourage these services for women at high-risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and discourage them for average-risk women. Little is known about whether physicians are adhering to recommendations related to genetic counseling...

2011-07-11 07:30:00

-- Program of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Uses Simple Blood Test to Identify Carriers of 19 Preventable Disorders Common to Ashkenazi Jews -- PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past, prospective parents had no way of knowing whether they were carriers of a genetic disease that could threaten the health and life of their children - until it was too late and a child became sick. For Jewish individuals of Central and Eastern European descent, the potential...

2011-04-19 07:36:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Parents offered genetic testing to predict their risks of common, adult-onset health conditions say they would also test their children, according to a new study. "The findings of our study should remind clinicians and policy-makers to consider children when regulating genetic tests," Kenneth P. Tercyak, Ph.D., associate professor of oncology and pediatrics at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, was quoted as...

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2011-04-18 09:55:00

For some parents, the benefits of testing their children for the genetic risk of certain diseases will outweigh any negative consequences, a U.S. study found. A study published in the May issue of Pediatrics found that parents who were offered genetic testing to predict their risks of common, adult-onset health conditions would most likely want to also test their children for the same health risks. 219 parents were offered genetic testing for susceptibility to eight common, adult-onset health...

2011-04-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents offered genetic testing to predict their risks of common, adult-onset health conditions say they would also test their children. That is the finding of a new national study published in the May issue of Pediatrics (published online April 18). The study authors note these and other findings should put pediatricians on alert that parents may chose predictive genetic tests for themselves and for their children, and seek guidance...


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