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2014-05-14 08:31:12

Centralized database of gene-based tests enables easy access to information, improves transparency REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to continued advances in genomic technology and genetic medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR), a free online resource, to provide physicians, researchers and patients with detailed and accurate information about genetic and genomic tests. Comprehensive scientific...

2014-05-13 16:26:17

In celebration of National Women's Health Week, InformedDNA is hosting a screening of "Decoding Annie Parker" and expert Q-and-A Session moderated by Charlotte Sutton, the Tampa Bay Times medicine and health senior editor. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Muvico Sundial 19 in Saint Petersburg will be showing a special, one-time-only screening of "Decoding Annie Parker," a film based on the true stories of breast cancer survivor Annie Parker and...

2014-05-13 08:33:50

Gene therapy leader will house business operations and manufacturing in a growing and dynamic biotech hub PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, announced today that it has signed a real estate agreement to open its permanent headquarters in West Philadelphia. Spark, which was spun out of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in October 2013 along with a $50 million...

2014-05-09 13:00:57

Virginia Commonwealth University Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes account for nearly 25 percent of hereditary breast cancers and most hereditary ovarian cancers, yet a study by cancer prevention and control researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center suggests an alarmingly small amount of women who qualify for BRCA genetic counseling actually receive the services. Additionally, they found that a significant proportion of women with a family history of breast...

2014-05-07 23:01:17

With expanded screening test, 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals are expected to be identified as carriers of at least one of the 38 diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the launch of its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This test increases the number of diseases covered from 20 to 38, giving Ashkenazi Jewish individuals a 1 in 2 chance of being a carrier for at least one of...

2014-05-07 20:24:01

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Genetic Disorders Partnering Terms and Agreementshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/biotechnology/genetic_disorders_partnering_terms_agreements.htmlThe report will be delivered in PDF format within 3 working days of receipt of order. If print or CD-Rom version purchased, the report will be sent by courier using express service.The Genetic Disorders Partnering Terms and Agreements...

2014-05-05 20:25:24

LONDON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Molecular Diagnostics in Genetic Testinghttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/molecular_diagnostics_genetic_testing.htmlMolecular diagnostics in genetic testing brings advanced analytical techniques to the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. The confluence of breakthroughs in genomics and proteomics and the development of microarray devices to measure analytes in the...

2014-05-05 08:28:53

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and MENLO PARK, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., today announced the formation of a broad collaboration to discover, develop and commercialize novel gene therapy products for the treatment of ophthalmologic diseases. The collaboration covers novel gene therapy vectors and proprietary molecules, discovered jointly by Avalanche and Regeneron, and developed using the Avalanche Ocular...

Autism Risk Higher For Mothers Over 30 Years Of Age
2014-04-22 14:13:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has found that risk for ASD increases with the age of both parents – but particularly for would-be mothers. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, revealed that ASD risk with parental age increased linearly for older...

2014-04-08 23:22:15

A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Tucson, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A monotype print by Milda Vizbar, a Westbeth artist from New York City, has been accepted into the Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection. Now in its 22nd year, the Collection features artwork from people across the country living with muscular dystrophy and related disorders. “What! Stairs, Stairs...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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