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23andMe Applies For FDA Approval
2012-08-01 05:45:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 23andMe, a company focused on personal genetics, recently took the first step in working towards Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance; the FDA plans to review the paperwork over the next few months. Previously, the Silicon Valley company refrained from government regulation, claiming that the service provided consumers with information rather than a medical service. CBS News reported that 23andMe submitted the first...

2012-07-30 06:25:49

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced that it has delivered its first round of 510(k) documentation to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since its 2006 inception, 23andMe largely created the direct-to-consumer market for genetic analysis. As a leader in personal genetics, the company is now the first in the industry to announce it is working towards FDA clearance. The FDA will review the filing over the...

2012-07-18 02:22:54

LONDON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The European genetic testing and screening services market is poised to be driven by the increasing availability of tests covering a wider range of disease areas, paralleled by a rapidly expanding pool of potential consumers. Testing for genetic diseases has swiftly moved from the laboratory into medical practice. In this process, issues related to quality have not received adequate attention. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan...

2012-06-26 11:50:07

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation. IUFD is responsible for 60% of perinatal mortality and occurs in about one in every two hundred pregnancies in Europe. Up to half of these stillbirths are unexplained. Now scientists from Italy, Germany, and the US have found that up to 8% of these unexplained deaths may be caused by...

2012-06-13 22:20:37

Research shows that genetic test results are more motivating that general nutrition advice TORONTO, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The one-size-fits-all approach to nutritional counselling includes basic advice to eat more whole grains and cut back on sodium. While this guidance is certainly appropriate, it doesn't take into account that these universal nutrition recommendations are not equally useful for every person. All of that is about to change. With the official launch tomorrow at...

Clarity Starts At Exome
2012-06-13 21:11:42

Sequencing protein-making part of genome can change diagnosis and patient care In the June 13 issue of Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports that the new technology of exome sequencing is not only a promising method for identifying disease-causing genes, but may also improve diagnoses and guide individual patient care. In exome sequencing, researchers selectively and simultaneously...

2012-06-12 10:52:23

The study has demonstrated that genetic variability in the embryo may predispose to cancer in adult life A study recently published in Nature Genetics provides new evidence that the genetic makeup of the embryo may cause the appearance of tumors in adult life. These results bear out the growing theory that some tumors may have an extremely early origin, tracing to the individual's embryonic development, while offering new clues to understand the genetic causes of certain kinds of cancer,...

Fetal Genome Mapped Through Maternal-Paternal DNA
2012-06-07 10:34:23

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a fetus after taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father -- a move that could play a significant role in the screening of rare disorders before the child is even born. The research, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, is not the first study to have shown a fetal genome can be glimpsed with a sample of the mother´s blood, but does offer a more accurate...

2012-06-05 02:28:26

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prenatal testing is an available choice for pregnant women around the world to obtain information at their discretion about the fetus they are carrying. Women may choose to detect chromosome abnormalities in the fetus. For example, mothers-to-be are often told by their OBGYNs about the increased risk of chromosomal abnormality with advanced maternal age. In the United States, the trend of increasing maternal age for women may also increase...

2012-05-25 06:21:16

CHICAGO, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the rapid growth of direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing of genetic tests, this article examines whether consumers' actual genetic knowledge matches how much they think they know, and how educational intervention can affect both genetic literacy and the gap between consumers' actual and perceived genetic knowledge. The article was motivated by a concern that the complexity of genetic science may impede informed decision making. If consumers...