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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...

2013-06-19 23:17:29

Nineteen gene panel provides the most comprehensive hereditary cancer analysis clinically available. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Ethigen announced today the US launch of their expanded BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing service, providing next-generation sequencing (NGS) and rearrangement analysis of both genes. Analysis is available individually, or as part of an expanded hereditary cancer panel, including full coverage of up to seventeen additional genes with known links to cancer risk:...


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