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2014-03-18 08:31:43

Company is First to Offer Plasma-Based Next Generation Sequencing Tests FORT MYERS, Fla., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today that it has validated and launched the first two of a series of next generation cancer profiling tests. These tests are designed for profiling myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and solid tumor cancers. Additional cancer-type specific next...

2014-03-13 23:03:24

FDNA will unveil Face2Gene™, a mobile app for research and investigation of genetic syndromes, using facial photos. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 FDNA® (http://www.fdna.com) – a pioneer in computer-aided dysmorphology analysis is scheduled to exhibit at the 2014 ACMG meeting, booth #915 in Nashville, Tennessee. The company will present its proprietary technology in a scheduled theater presentation and unveil Face2Gene, the first available search and reference mobile application, powered...

2014-03-13 08:29:57

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., maker of the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test, announced today that it has tested over 45,000 pregnant women in the fourth quarter of 2013 continuing the rapid adoption of the Harmony test as a safe, highly accurate and affordable alternative to current prenatal screening tests. Ariosa has received patient samples from over 50 countries worldwide. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130225/SF62999LOGO Ariosa also...

2014-03-10 23:03:12

Interactive webinars address clients’ toughest genetic-testing questions. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The number of genetic tests on the market is exploding in the United States. In fact, more than 3000 genetic tests are available today and that number increases at a rate of about 25% each year. No wonder healthcare providers, insurers, and even patients are having a tough time deciding whether or not a genetic test is appropriate. To help clients make sense of the confusing...

2014-03-05 23:24:57

The first international symposium of personalized medicine “Leroy Hood,” was held on Thursday, February 6, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Reforma Hotel & Towers in Mexico City, where the Latin American Association of Personalized Medicine (ALAMP) proposed analyzing the advances of personalized medicine by training and offering the necessary tools for the clinical application in Mexico and the America. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 In Latin America, Mexico is the pioneer in genetic test...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-25 16:28:51

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Congressional hearing today in Washington, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) chief executive briefed legislators on the enormous impact of the MD-CARE Act passed in 2001 and implored lawmakers to reauthorize this crucial legislation on behalf of the 100,000 Americans with muscular dystrophies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120424/DC93207LOGO MDA co-hosted the briefing with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy...

2014-02-24 08:28:11

Annual Advocacy Conference Focuses on Accelerating FDA Review And Enacting MD-CARE Act Update into Law WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 advocates seeking to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) are converging on Washington for the annual Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) Advocacy Conference to urge Congressional action on key legislation and to help accelerate the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) review of candidate Duchenne...

2014-02-21 12:24:24

GREENWOOD, S.C., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership will establish formal collaboration among genetic researchers and Clemson University faculty at the Greenwood Genetic Center and Self Regional Healthcare, expanding an already successful working relationship. Self Regional Healthcare will support the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics with a gift of $5.6 million over three years. The gift consists of an initial contribution of $2 million for the center's...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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