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2008-10-28 09:00:07

Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM) today announced the launch of an independent, prospective, multi-center observational study to document the performance of Sequenom's SEQureDx(TM) Trisomy 21 technology for Down syndrome based upon Sequenom's SEQureDx Technology. The study, RNA-based Noninvasive Aneuploidy (RNA), will be directed by Jacob Canick, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University Medical School, and Glenn Palomaki, Associate Director, Division of Medical...

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2008-10-07 07:00:00

Scientists say a prenatal blood test can determine if an unborn baby has Down's syndrome, without the risk to the fetus from past invasive testing methods, according to U.S. researchers. Stephen Quake led a team of researchers at Stanford University in California to create a way to look for the extra chromosomes that cause Down's and similar birth detects. Babies with Down's syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, causing physical and intellectual impairments. The test also detects...

2008-10-06 18:00:36

Pregnant women worried about their babies' genetic health face a tough decision: get prenatal gene testing and risk miscarriage, or skip the tests and miss the chance to learn of genetic defects before birth. But a new prenatal test could make this dilemma obsolete. The new method, developed by scientists at Stanford University, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, requires only a maternal blood sample to spot chromosomal disorders such as Down...

2008-09-23 18:00:13

Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a leading provider of genetic-analysis and molecular diagnostic solutions, announced additional, positive results from screening studies using the Company's noninvasive circulating cell-free fetal (ccff) nucleic acid SEQureDx(TM) Technology, which enables the detection of fetal aneuploidy, including Down syndrome from maternal blood, at its Analyst Briefing in New York City. Among the data presented, Sequenom's test demonstrated complete concordance with clinical...

2008-09-08 12:00:08

By Mary Jo Balasco / mbalasco@heraldonline.com Suzanne Pressley, 22 weeks pregnant with her second child, recently saw her unborn daughter in 3D and 4D - a type of ultrasound imaging that lets parents-to-be see a lifelike, three-dimensional view of their baby with movement. "Mommy! Mommy! The baby went like this!" Pressley's breathless 7- year-old daughter Joi An Holmes said, shaking her hand back and forth to mimic her unborn sister's movements. "Watch!" Pressley said to Joi An, pointing...

2008-09-07 15:00:07

By CAROLINE DOHACK Your obstetrician is there to make sure you and your baby are healthy from conception to delivery. That's why choosing the right doctor is important. "You want to choose an obstetrician with a practice style and personality that you're going to find compatible with you," said Mark Grant, maternal-fetal specialist at the Center for Maternal- Fetal Care. "There is no way to get that information other than to speak with other women who have had their delivery with various...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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