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2013-03-18 12:12:49

Tool lets any clinician contribute information about patients for analysis A new online database combining symptoms, family history and genetic sequencing information is speeding the search for diseases caused by a single rogue gene. As described in an article in the May issue of Human Mutation, the database, known as PhenoDB, enables any clinician to document cases of unusual genetic diseases for analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or the Baylor...

2013-02-26 23:02:06

ABC News recently reported on the societal implications of a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis procedure now being allowed in Germany. This procedure is also available at the IVF New Jersey Fertility Center, which offers insight as to its benefits. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 ABC News recently reported on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a procedure that lets parents test embryos for possible life-threatening genetic defects before being implanted in a woman´s uterus. The article,...

2013-01-22 23:00:27

Online narrated tutorial suite teaches you how to effectively and efficiently use OMIM Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man® (OMIM), authored and edited at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins, has collaborated with OpenHelix to provide an updated, revised and now free tutorial suite on the OMIM resource. OMIM is a catalog of human genes and genetic conditions that helps researchers and clinicians understand the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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