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2013-10-09 12:27:20

American Cancer Society CMO, Supreme Court Plaintiff Warn of Consumer Risks PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic testing is on the rise, but consumers who order tests without genetic counseling or purchase test kits off the Internet may put themselves at risk. Those risks can range from having the wrong test ordered or the result misinterpreted, or even having prophylactic surgery that turns out to be unnecessary. This was the consensus of a panel that featured some of the...

2013-10-08 13:53:37

Technology as sensitive as standard methodology but more efficient, say researchers in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics The recognition of a causal link between mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer has intensified the demand for genetic testing. Identifying mutations in these large genes by conventional methods can be time consuming and costly. A report in the November issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new...

2013-10-02 23:22:13

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Genetic Testing Market Outlook to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 A recent report, “Genetic Testing Market Outlook to 2017”, provides an in-depth analysis of the current and future genetic testing market. A comprehensive introduction of gene-based tests, their working principles and types are covered in around a 140-page report. On account of our analysis of the past and present market trends; drivers; and existing...

2013-09-10 08:31:59

-- Calls for end to unconstitutional patents on naturally occurring DNA, consumer choice for testing providers, and data sharing among providers to bring better value to patients-- HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to growing frustration over continuing legal obstructions that keep genetic testing unaffordable, and in some cases inaccessible, Gene By Gene, Ltd. has launched the FreeMyGenes.org campaign and Facebook page to help spread awareness about this historic...

2013-09-09 08:28:15

Cancer Genetics' proprietary oncology tests and services to be featured in online test marketplace NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextGxDx Inc., which provides an online genetic testing marketplace for healthcare professionals and hospitals, today announced an agreement with genetic testing laboratory Cancer Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CGIX), to offer Cancer Genetics' genomic-based, proprietary oncology tests and services through the NextGxDx platform. "Genetic testing...

2013-08-30 12:23:02

DETROIT, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Genetics, the world's leading expert on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening (PGD and PGS), has selected Tony Gordon, Ph.D., as lab director (U.K) and vice president (U.S.). As a registered clinical scientist in the U.K., Gordon will sign off on all patient reports and lead efforts to expand Genesis Genetics' testing operations throughout that country. In his role as vice president, Gordon will oversee scientific development,...

2013-08-28 23:24:46

With confusion surrounding the issue of cover for BRCA testing, GlobalSurance decided to conduct a survey of four major insurers to see what their policies are on the matter. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 In recent months, the media has turned its attention to Angelina Jolie's recent double mastectomy, which she famously underwent after a genetic test revealed that there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer. Many women around the world are now looking to take the same BRCA...

2013-08-26 08:27:51

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneDx, one of the world's foremost genetic testing laboratories and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI) has announced the launch of a comprehensive suite of genetic tests for inherited cancer, including a 26-gene panel for breast and ovarian cancer that includes BRCA1 and BRCA2 and next generation sequencing based multi-gene panels for colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and endometrial...

2013-08-20 12:26:50

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Within weeks of the Supreme Court's historic decision declaring that human genes cannot be patented, two scientists have started a company that will democratize the human genome and give people direct access to their own genetic information - which can have an immediate impact on their health and well being. The court's decision spurred the two scientists, Christopher Mason, PhD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, and Jeffrey Rosenfeld, PhD, of...

2013-08-15 08:29:35

-- Will continue to offer fast, accurate, and affordable alternative for BRCA1/2 testing -- HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene By Gene, Ltd. announced that it is teaming with Ambry Genetics to defend against Myriad Genetics' patent infringement lawsuits against both companies in connection with the BRCA1/2 tests being offered by Gene By Gene and Ambry Genetics. Both companies are also countersuing Myriad for violations of the Federal Antitrust Act. On June 13, 2013,...