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2013-08-22 23:01:34

MDA National Goodwill Ambassador makes second national TV appearance as show announcer. TUCSON, Ariz. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Bryson Foster of Concord, N.C., is set to open the 48th annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon this Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 1, 9/8c, on ABC television stations across the country. The energetic 13-year-old will make his second consecutive network television appearance as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's National Goodwill Ambassador during the...

Genetic Mutation Linked Congenital Heart Defect
2013-07-30 08:39:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children'sHospital has found a mutation in a gene crucial to normal heart development could play a role in some types of congenital heart defects - the most common birth defect in the US. The findings were published in the journal Human Mutation and could help narrow the search for genes that contribute to this genetic defect, which affects as many as 40,000 newborns a year....

2013-07-22 13:17:34

The largest genomic institute of the world, BGI Shenzhen, China (hereinafter BGI), together with Reproductive & Genetic Hospital CITIC-XIANGYA (hereinafter CITIC-XIANGYA) announced today that they have successfully applied Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to detect in vitro fertilized (IVF) embryos with genetic abnormalities. The successful application of preimplantation sequencing (the most advanced form of preimplantation genetic screening, PGS) opens a new chapter in the field of human...


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