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Latest Prenatal diagnosis Stories

2009-01-27 07:00:00

-- New Technology May Allow Development of Accurate Blood Test for Common Genetic Disorders Early in Pregnancy -- MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Artemis Health Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to the development of non-invasive prenatal diagnostic tests, today announced that it has acquired a co-exclusive worldwide license from Stanford University to develop cell-free fetal DNA prenatal diagnostic tests based on pioneering research from the lab of Stephen Quake, Ph.D.,...

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2009-01-26 15:40:00

A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found a high desire for additional genetic testing among consumers for life altering and threatening medical conditions including mental retardation, blindness, deafness, cancer, heart disease, dwarfism and shortened lifespan from death by 5 years of age. Consumers, however, are less interested in prenatal genetic testing for traits including tall stature, superior athletic ability and superior intelligence. "Our research has discovered...

2009-01-22 06:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced in-vitro diagnostic products, today announced that the Company has received approval for its Prenatal FISH Probe and Cervical Cancer FISH Probe from the State Food and Drug Administration (the "SFDA") in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"). The Prenatal FISH Probe is a...

2008-12-23 15:36:00

Two stories of babies born in the unique Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, true miracles on 34th Street PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 6 months after the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit opened, more than 75 babies have been born and are sharing their first holiday season with their joyful families. Families from 13 states and at least two other countries have traveled to Children's Hospital for expert prenatal care, delivery and...

2008-12-21 13:43:28

Researchers at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston say they are making breakthroughs in enhanced DNA testing of unborn fetuses. Dr. Arthur Beaudet, head of the school's molecular and human genetics department, said the cutting-edge services being developed at Baylor should be able to reveal previously undetectable disorders in fetuses, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday. This is the beginning of a sea change in prenatal diagnosis, the research head said. I think it will replace...

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2008-11-28 10:15:00

A new national screening strategy in Denmark has halved the number of infants born with Down's syndrome and increased the number of infants diagnosed before birth by 30%, according to a study published on bmj.com today. Many countries, including England, Australia and New Zealand, are trying to introduce national screening strategies for Down's syndrome, but are facing a variety of problems because of a lack of consensus about the screening policy and logistical challenges. In 2004, the...

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2008-11-25 16:08:39

Researchers claim blood samples taken from expectant mothers may soon reveal if her baby has a wide range of genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, thalassaemia and sickle cell anemia. In the past, prenatal diagnoses of such disorders have been possible only through invasive procedures like amniocentesis "” the extraction of a small amount of fluid from the sac surrounding a developing fetus. Such a procedure carries a greater risk of fetal miscarriage. Now, a Chinese University of...

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2008-11-18 09:45:56

A "chip" or array that can quickly detect disorders such as Down syndrome or other diseases associated with chromosomal abnormalities proved an effective tool in prenatal diagnosis in a series of 300 cases at Baylor College of Medicine, said researchers in a report that appears in the current issue of the journal Prenatal Diagnosis. In the report, a team led by Dr. Arthur Beaudet and Dr. Sau Wai Cheung at BCM, described use of array comparative genomic hybridization to analyze samples taken...

2008-11-06 11:17:54

Signature Genomic Laboratories, a provider of microarray-based cytogenetic diagnostics, has launched a new enhanced microarray for the prenatal detection of chromosome abnormalities that result in missing or extra pieces of DNA. The first tier of Signature's prenatal service, the enhanced PrenatalChip targets over 100 discrete chromosomal regions, the gain or loss of which results in a genetic disorder, while minimizing coverage of regions of unknown clinical significance. Signature's...

2008-11-05 12:00:30

Signature Genomic Laboratories announced the release of an enhanced microarray for the prenatal detection of chromosome abnormalities that result in missing or extra pieces of DNA. The first tier of Signature's Prenatal Service, the enhanced PrenatalChip(R) targets over 100 discrete chromosomal regions, the gain or loss of which results in a genetic disorder, while minimizing coverage of regions of unknown clinical significance. Signature's whole-genome microarray, the SignatureChipWG,...


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