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2012-12-30 05:03:22

PIRC addresses tax-payer supported genetic counseling programs and the purpose of these programs. Holmen, WI (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Policy Intersections Research Center (PIRC) has released an Issue Snapshot addressing the practice of using tax payer funds for genetic counseling programs with eugenic aims. Eugenics is defined by Websters Dictionary as "a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed." The PIRC believe...

Genetic Test Reveals More About Potential Birth Defects Than Conventional Methods
2012-12-06 11:43:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) show that genetic testing in early pregnancy reveals far more about potential birth defects and stillbirth risk than current prenatal testing does, based on a multi-center clinical trial using both methods. The clinical trials showed that 6 percent of certain fetuses declared normal by conventional prenatal tests were found to have genetic abnormalities using...

2012-11-09 11:19:56

Research presented at American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting to occur Nov. 6 to 10 in San Francisco A research team reported that next generation sequencing of the exome, the 1 to 2% of the DNA containing the genes that code for proteins, enabled the identification of the genetic causes of unexplained intellectual disability in over 50% of patients in a study conducted at Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. "Through next generation sequencing, we...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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