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2014-06-24 23:05:08

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Genetic Testing markets. Global market for Genetic Testing is forecast to reach US$7.3 billion by 2020, driven by growing healthcare awareness, growing interest in genetic testing for accurate disease diagnosis and treatment decision-making, and favorable reimbursement coverage policies. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Almost every known disease, ranging from common maladies to...

2011-08-04 13:55:43

Common concerns about testing children are rooted in assumption; more research is necessary to determine true effects Predictive genetic testing may be able to identify children's risk for developing common, treatable, and possibly preventable disorders. Using this knowledge, doctors may be able to help at-risk children learn to manage their conditions by making healthy lifestyle changes. Test results may also be the motivation children need to take their health seriously as they grow older....

2011-01-07 11:25:14

Largest study of its kind demonstrates the 'value of knowing' may be underrecognized by conventional cost-effectiveness analyses Consumers may place a high value on information to predict their future health, and may be willing to pay out of pocket to get it. In a national survey conducted by researchers at Tufts Medical Center, roughly 76% of people indicated that they would take a hypothetical predictive test to find out if they will later develop Alzheimer's disease, breast or prostate...

2010-02-28 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic diseases affect an estimated 12 million Americans, yet according to a survey of 1,000 people conducted by the Genetic Disease Foundation (GDF), while two-thirds of those surveyed were willing to and saw the benefits of undergoing genetic testing, close to 80 percent had never talked to their physician about genetic screening - an inconsistency that can have serious implications on a person's overall health and the health of their immediate family...


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