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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...

First IVF Baby Born Using NGS
2013-07-08 10:43:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have allowed scientists to sequence DNA at faster rates than ever before, and in the process they have begun to revolutionize fields as disparate as anthropology and botany. The technology is also now being used to screen embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the first child to ever pass though that screening process was recently born in the United States. Developed in the UK at...

2013-07-03 23:17:32

In light of recent research developing a test to screen for Inborn Errors of Metabolism disorders, Kwiksure examines if genetic screening tests could be covered by insurers. Hong Kong (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 According to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one out of 4000 babies born in Hong Kong will be diagnosed with Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM). These metabolic disorders can lead to several health defects but recent research has developed a genetic screening test to detect...

2013-07-03 15:11:13

Mothers commonly talk to their children about genetic test results even if they test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. That is among the findings of a new study from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, which also suggests mothers who don't discuss their test results are unsatisfied with that decision. "We know from women we've counseled at Georgetown that one of their main considerations...


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