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

Next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have allowed scientists to sequence DNA faster and cheaper than ever before. 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 US.

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

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.

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

Genome Sequencing Reveals Mutation Causing MDP Syndrome
2013-06-17 05:20:29

An international team of scientists writing in the journal Nature Genetics has helped to identify a single genetic mutation in National Paracycling Champion Tom Staniford that has led to his extremely rare condition.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.