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2013-03-18 12:12:49

Tool lets any clinician contribute information about patients for analysis A new online database combining symptoms, family history and genetic sequencing information is speeding the search for diseases caused by a single rogue gene. As described in an article in the May issue of Human Mutation, the database, known as PhenoDB, enables any clinician to document cases of unusual genetic diseases for analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or the Baylor...

2013-03-18 10:56:41

The following research from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is being presented at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), March 16-23, 2013, in San Diego. For additional information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Karin Eskenazi at 212-342-0508 or ket2116@columbia.edu, or Christina Stolfo at 212-305-5587 or chs9135@nyp.org ORAL PRESENTATIONS Deoxypyrimidine Monophosphates Treatment for Thymidine Kinase 2...

2013-02-28 14:16:28

What is the cost of rare diseases such as Friedreich's Ataxia? By analyzing direct and indirect costs of care research in BioMed Central's open access journal Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases calculated that conservatively this rare disease costs between £11,000 and £19,000 per person per year. Proper understanding resource allocation is important in minimizing the effect of Friedreich's Ataxia on people's lives while maximizing their quality of life. Diseases are classified...

2013-02-26 23:02:06

ABC News recently reported on the societal implications of a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis procedure now being allowed in Germany. This procedure is also available at the IVF New Jersey Fertility Center, which offers insight as to its benefits. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 ABC News recently reported on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, a procedure that lets parents test embryos for possible life-threatening genetic defects before being implanted in a woman´s uterus. The article,...


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