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2012-10-18 07:26:44

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced that two research groups have reported on the ability of the Company's Pressure Cycling Technology ("PCT") Platform to improve the detection of DNA in challenging forensic samples. The studies were presented by scientists from the Institute of Applied Genetics, Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center...

2012-10-16 11:25:58

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NextGxDx, a healthcare information technology company, today announced the release of its online genetic testing platform that curates information on the more than 10,000 genetic testing products currently offered by FDA and CLIA certified labs in the U.S. According to NextGxDx's research, the database is the most comprehensive catalog of all the genetic testing products available to U.S. healthcare providers. The company also found the number...

2012-10-15 11:27:59

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new theoretical study, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, developed a mathematical model which shows that family history and genetic tests offer different strengths. The study results suggest that both family history and genetics are best used in combination to improve disease risk prediction. The full results of the study have now been published online in the journal PLOS Genetics. Family history is most useful in...

2012-10-11 19:21:04

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviir Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to the prevention of cardiovascular disease through innovative laboratory tests, is featured in a new segment on PBS' American Health Journal. The American Health Journal is dedicated to educating the public on health care issues by providing information on the latest medical treatments and discoveries, highlighting companies that are making significant strides in medical and scientific innovation....

Genome Scan For Genetic Disease In Infants
2012-10-04 06:18:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology is changing faster than ever. With the click of a button you can send messages to friends, share photos and watch videos. This rapid speed is also being seen in medical technology. A new study found that doctors can quickly diagnose genetic diseases in babies with a simple blood test, allowing doctors to decode the baby´s complete genome in two days as opposed to the current time frame of at least six weeks....

2012-10-03 02:27:43

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the addition of three industry veterans to its senior leadership team. Dr. Vance Vanier joins Verinata as President, Dr. Keith Jones as Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Dr. Suchetta Bhatt as Vice President of Genetics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/SF94380LOGO) "As we expand our...

2012-09-25 14:21:21

SADDLE BROOK, N.J., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study published by the journal Nature on Sunday, scientists evaluated breast cancer from a genetic perspective and found distinct genetic differences in patients' tumors. The results of the research point to the fact that analyzing genetics is not only helpful for cancer research, but imperative. Based on the study, scientists conclude that breast cancer can be broken down into four different subtypes. Scientists hope to...

2012-09-20 16:43:40

The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome — the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior — has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient's genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests. While efficient, the acquisition of this much genetic data — in some cases as many as 1.5 to 2 million variants — creates other challenges....

2012-09-13 02:27:11

FT. MYERS, Fla., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASD OTC BB: NGNM), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced today it has begun using a new proprietary software that it developed for reading and interpreting Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization ("FISH") digital data. The company will use this software to further automate certain FISH analyses in its own laboratories and will consider sub-licensing it to other providers. The Company also...

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2012-08-26 08:08:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next time you leave your DNA behind be forewarned that you are now not only leaving your biological fingerprint behind for prying eyes, but also leaving evidence of what color your hair and eyes are. Until the mid-1980s, DNA at a crime scene went largely unchecked due to lack of technology to search it out. And for the last two decades, in order for a crime scene detective to match DNA to a suspect, samples had to be taken from...