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2012-12-03 08:26:59

LOS ANGELES and SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Lineagen, Inc. today announced the launch of a new clinical partnership to offer Lineagen's FirstStep(Dx)® genetic test to patients and their families. FirstStep(Dx) is a whole-genome genetic test customized with validated, novel proprietary genetic variants associated with ASDs. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, FirstStep(Dx), integrated with a pre-and post-test...

2012-11-29 08:30:10

HOUSTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest processor of full mitochondria sequences, Gene By Gene, Ltd., today announced the launch of DNA DTC to offer highly reliable and competitively priced genomic testing solutions to institutional customers as well as to the Direct-to-Consumer market. Genomic investigators at life science companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions and public-sector research facilities now have access to the company's Genomics...

2012-11-28 04:21:25

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) today announced successful development of its first molecular diagnostic test capable of detecting KRAS mutations from a urine specimen. Transfer of the transrenal KRAS test to the company's CLIA lab is expected to be completed in December 2012 with commercial availability expected in January 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/LA28014LOGO) "Our scientific team has developed the first commercially...

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2012-11-15 22:47:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The humpbacked Richard III was the last of the Yorkist kings of England. His overly ambitious rise to power, involving the assumed assassinations of his much younger cousins, and his hubris ultimately led to his downfall and death at the hands of Henry Tudor of Wales on Ambien Hill in 1485. His reign had lasted two years. He was 32 years of age. While he was felled on the battlefield by his enemies, his body was not...

2012-11-12 16:25:47

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative diagnostic testing and genetic analysis solutions, today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM), presented results from a study of its RetnaGene AMD laboratory-developed test to predict risk of disease progression during the 2012 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Asia-Pacific Academy of...

2012-11-09 11:19:56

Research presented at American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting to occur Nov. 6 to 10 in San Francisco A research team reported that next generation sequencing of the exome, the 1 to 2% of the DNA containing the genes that code for proteins, enabled the identification of the genetic causes of unexplained intellectual disability in over 50% of patients in a study conducted at Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. "Through next generation sequencing, we...

2012-11-08 11:19:58

In 2011, a settlement between parents and the Texas Department of State Health Services resulted in the destruction of 5.3 million “blood spots” taken for newborn screening. The settlement alleviated some parents´ concern about using the left-over spots for research without their explicit permission, but experts from Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Harvard University and Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston warn in an article in...

2012-11-07 16:26:28

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released a new official Position Statement on the Public Disclosure of Clinically Relevant Genome Variants. This important new statement addresses the problems resulting from gene patent monopolies that have allowed some to develop proprietary databases of the clinical meaning of the variants in particular genes. Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., FACMG, executive director of the ACMG...

2012-10-29 07:25:24

ALBANY, New York, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Market Share & Forecast 2012 - 2018 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-market.html ] ," the global pre-implantation genetic diagnosis market was estimated to be worth USD...

2012-10-22 15:25:10

SAN DIEGO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Start Genetics®, a leading and innovative molecular diagnostics company offering the new gold standard for genetic disease carrier screening, announced today that it has launched an expanded menu of testing services. The announcement, made at this week's annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), means that Good Start Genetics' screening service, GoodStart Select(TM), now offers...