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2011-04-07 19:02:10

A new study demonstrates that a procedure used in preconception diagnosis to identify eggs that are free of genetic disease might not work well in all cases.

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2011-04-06 10:15:00

The Human Genetics Commission (HGC), upon the request for advice from the U.K. National Screening Committee, reported that genetic tests for inherited diseases should be made widely available to couples before pregnancy.

2011-04-06 07:51:20

A specific genetic defect in one Chinese family shows that high blood pressure was inherited from the mother.

2011-04-01 01:14:41

A specific genetic defect in one Chinese family shows that high blood pressure was inherited from the female parent, researchers report in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association.

2011-03-01 12:45:26

By working with Canadians of French ancestry who suffer a rare genetic disease, researchers have discovered how three genes contribute to abnormal growth, making a breakthrough that will improve our understanding of many disorders such as foetal and childhood growth retardation, abnormal development of body parts and cancer.

2011-02-28 04:05:00

95 Percent of Rare Diseases Have No Approved Drug Treatments; Treat46le T-shirt Honors Millions of Rare Disease Patients Living With Little Hope NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wear That You Care(TM).

2011-02-08 04:00:00

DANA POINT, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- February 28, 2011, is Rare Disease Day, but at the Global Genes Project, it's rare disease awareness day every day of the year.

2011-02-03 20:37:48

A new study takes advantage of genetic similarities between mammals and fruit flies by coupling a complex genetic screening technique in humans with functional validation of the results in flies.

2011-01-29 00:02:16

As scientists continue to crack codes of genetic diseases, http://www.KnowYourGenes.org provides a resource for adults and parents-to-be to help understand what those advances mean.

2010-09-30 20:11:38

Van Den Ende-Gupta syndrome (VDEGS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder that is characterized by distinctive head and facial features, such as unusual eyelids, narrow and beaked noses, flat nasal bridges, jaw deformities, and a turned out lower lip.


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