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2014-06-17 12:29:04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA announced today the appointment of Duffy Oelberg as the Senior Vice President for Business Development. Oelberg will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's strategy for identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities to expand its portfolio of clients. Oelberg will also serve on InformedDNA's executive leadership team that is responsible for managing all company operations....

2014-06-16 09:36:11

Moffitt Cancer Center A new Moffitt Cancer Center study published Thursday in Genetics in Medicine shows that counseling from a genetic health care provider before genetic testing educates patients and may help reduce unnecessary procedures. Up to 10 percent of cancers are inherited, meaning a person was born with an abnormal gene that increases their risk for cancer.  “Pre-test genetic counseling in which a health care provider takes a thorough family history and discusses the...

2014-06-16 08:29:08

Company will draw on leaders' expertise in rare diseases, R&D and commercialization as it moves to complete development of its lead program in inherited blindness PHILADELPHIA, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for a wide range of rare, debilitating diseases, announced today the appointments of Lars Ekman, former president of research and development at Elan, and Vin Milano, former president and CEO of...

2014-06-16 08:28:21

MADISON, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced an agreement under which Quest will offer national access to Sequenom Laboratories' MaterniT21(TM) PLUS laboratory-developed test (LDT). Using a maternal blood sample, the noninvasive prenatal test (NIPT)...

2014-06-15 23:00:59

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "US Prenatal Testing Market Report: 2012 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 This report provides a comprehensive overview of the US prenatal testing market covering the market opportunity for the T21 tests. The prenatal testing realm is getting intensely competitive with numerous corporations claiming the reins of the same. The leading industry players include PerkinElmer, Hologic and Sequenom among other...

2014-06-13 12:24:36

Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University Begin Collaboration on Projects GREENWOOD, S.C., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following much behind-the-scenes planning and several recent public announcements, the work of the Greenwood Genetic Center/Clemson University research and education collaborative is underway. Officials at both institutions have announced the first recipients of research funding provided by Self Regional Healthcare (SRH). In February, SRH announced a partnership with...

2014-06-12 23:08:10

Central US location to serve as nationwide hub as MDA accelerates progress to find treatments and cures. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a new national office from which to direct its mission, fundraising and operational strategies. The 64-year-old voluntary health agency announced today it has moved into its new national office in the city’s downtown business district. The office will serve as a hub for MDA’s executive management,...

2014-06-12 08:30:01

DUBLIN, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j73xhs/prenatal_and) has announced the addition of the "Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Prenatal testing and diagnosis have enabled the detection of certain genetic abnormalities in as early as 8 to 10 weeks of gestation...

2014-06-09 08:28:10

Isis Earns $14 Million Milestone Payment from Biogen Idec CARLSBAD, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it has initiated a Phase 1 study for ISIS-DMPK(Rx). Isis earned a $14 million milestone payment from Biogen Idec associated with this achievement. ISIS-DMPK(Rx) is designed to reduce the production of toxic dystrophia myotonica-protein kinase (DMPK) RNA in cells, including muscle cells, for the treatment of...

2014-06-03 11:12:46

European Society of Human Genetics With services based on exome sequencing becoming affordable to patients at a reasonable price, the question of the quality of the results provided has become increasingly important. The exome is the DNA sequence of genes that are translated into protein. These protein-coding regions contain most of the currently-known disease-causing genetic mutations. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has recommended the reporting to patients...


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