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Latest Genetic testing Stories

2013-12-09 12:25:53

Quest and Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation also Co-Hosting Panel on "Cancer and BRCA Testing in the News, the Arts and Popular Culture," Joined by Director of Upcoming Film "Decoding Annie Parker" MADISON, N.J., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that BRCAvantage(TM), a service-rich oncology offering designed to increase access to BRCA testing for at-risk patients and maximize the value...

2013-12-04 23:20:15

Genetic Sentinel, Inc. launches a new lifetime DNA sample storage and genetic protection service. The announcement comes just as a competing company has been ordered by the FDA to stop selling its DNA test kits. St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Genetic Sentinel, Inc., the leader in DNA banking and genetic privacy protection, has added lifetime DNA storage and privacy protection to its DNA banking options. This new storage option provides consumers with secure and private access to...

23andMe Stops Selling Genetic Testing Kit
2013-12-04 19:10:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a report from BBC News, genetic testing company 23andMe has stopped selling its at-home DNA testing kit. The move comes after the company, which is backed by Google, received an official warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week that said it needed to discontinue sales of the kit. Using human saliva samples, the kit is supposed to allow users to find out about their health risks based on their...

2013-12-04 08:29:04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. and ST. OUEN L'AUMONE, France, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative testing and genetic analysis solutions, announced that Laboratoire Cerba has launched its validated noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT) to health care providers and their patients in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and portions of the Middle East and Africa. Laboratoire Cerba's test utilizes patented technology licensed from Sequenom to...

2013-12-02 04:20:56

NIEL, Belgium, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiplicom NV, a specialist in the development, production and commercialization of innovative molecular genetic tests based on massively parallel sequencing (MPS), today announces that it is launching a CE/IVD labeled MID kit for Illumina(R) MiSeq(R) together with three new germline mutation detection MASTRTM kits enabling the identification of individuals at risk for maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), autosomal...

2013-11-26 08:27:51

PHOENIX, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the breaking news of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) warning letter to the Personal Genome Service (PGS) of 23andme.com, and the possible cessation of marketing activities by 23andme.com, DNA Spectrum continues to be committed to the protection of consumers in genetic testing. The regulatory framework of DNA testing is constantly evolving, offering new and valuable products and services to consumers, and DNA Spectrum takes every...

2013-11-20 08:28:24

Genetics media stories don't always paint the whole picture TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - From A-list celebrities to hit movie biopics - faulty genes are causing quite the hype. But there is more to these stories. Genetic testing is a process that can be complicated and emotional. Genetic counsellors help people make sense of it all. Although consistently featured as a 'hot job of the future' a recent study found that most people have never heard of a genetic counsellor. From...

2013-11-19 12:30:47

New study finds general physicians order few genetic tests, don't always discuss risks and benefits; take limited family histories ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many primary care pediatricians say they feel uncomfortable providing health care to patients with genetic disorders. Also, many do not consistently discuss all risks and benefits of genetic tests with patients, according to research published today in the American Journal of Medical Genetics....

2013-11-15 10:31:11

Those of us who want to learn about our ancestors — who they were, where they came from and how they mingled (or didn't) with others around them — often turn to historical records or elderly family members for answers. But a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine indicates that the answers can also be found within our own genes. The researchers compared patterns of genetic variation found in...

2013-11-07 13:50:16

In an era of commercialized medicine, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has been on a steady rise. Consumers can purchase a DNA sample kit, also known as a "spit kit," mail it to a testing company, and wait for an email that reveals their genetic risk for disorders like heart disease and colon cancer. However, a new Yale study reveals that members of the public, as well as physician groups, are concerned about individuals interpreting these risks without the help of a doctor....