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2013-10-16 11:53:21

Vitelliform macular dystrophy, also known as Best disease, is one of a group of vision-robbing conditions called bestrophinopathies that affect children and young adults. Caused by inherited mutations in the BEST1 gene, these diseases cause severe declines in central vision as patients age. With a new study, University of Pennsylvania researchers report "encouraging" findings that mark the first clear step in developing a gene therapy that could prevent vision loss or event restore vision...

2013-10-09 23:19:46

With the recent publicity about celebrity Angelina Jolie dealing with her hereditary cancer risk by undergoing surgery, discussion of genetic testing for cancer has been in the news. While there’s lots of information and misinformation around this issue, here are some facts and frequently asked questions. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 With the recent publicity about celebrity Angelina Jolie dealing with her hereditary cancer risk by undergoing surgery, discussion of genetic...

2013-10-09 23:03:10

Hayes, Inc., webinar shares case examples of how genetic testing algorithms inform care management Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Wading through the intricacies of specific genetic tests to determine the most cost-effective approach to testing for individuals with suspected genetic diseases is a challenge. The Right Genetic Test for the Right Patient at the Right Cost, a webinar hosted by Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, will...

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...

2013-10-03 23:23:47

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Gene Therapy Market Analysis. London (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Gene therapy is the treatment of a disease by replacing, altering, or supplementing a gene that is absent or abnormal and whose absence or abnormality is causing the disease. It has evolved as one of the most sought after research objectives for ‘difficult to cure’ diseases. The gene therapy market in spite of presenting few marketable products and being...

2013-10-03 16:09:36

Psychiatrist, geneticist, neurosurgeon and genome sequencers generate data on one patient,with big implications for care A multidisciplinary team led by a geneticist and psychiatrist from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's (CSHL) Stanley Institute for Cognitive Genomics today publish a paper providing a glimpse of both the tremendous power and the current limitations of what is sometimes called "precision medicine." Precision medicine is an approach to diagnosis and treatment that tailors...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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