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Genetic testing may reveal cause of brain tumor Genetic testing may reveal cause of brain tumor
Date: 2009-12-28 22:25:23
Clinical testing by a team of American researchers suggests that the onset of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain tumor, is driven by the expression of two genes working in tandem.... Full Story

Gene therapy roots out emphysema in clinical tests Gene therapy roots out emphysema in clinical tests
Date: 2009-12-22 22:17:09
Genetic testing for mutations which are responsible for causing emphysema may lead to a single-treatment therapy which provides lifetime protection against the progression of the lung disease, according to recent research.... Full Story

Identification of obstructive pulmonary gene may lead to new treatments Identification of obstructive pulmonary gene may lead to new treatments
Date: 2009-12-17 22:08:07
A gene variant which is associated with inflammation may protect the lungs of children with asthma as well as adult smokers and could lead to new methods of treatment for certain pulmonary diseases.... Full Story

Increased testing may mean decreased cases of cystic fibrosis Increased testing may mean decreased cases of cystic fibrosis
Date: 2009-12-16 22:16:53
Testing for cystic fibrosis (CF) in adults who are planning for parenthood and who may be genetically predisposed to the condition may reduce the number of children born with the inherited disease, researchers find.... Full Story

Study: Test could deliver time- and cost-effective sepsis diagnosis Study: Test could deliver time- and cost-effective sepsis diagnosis
Date: 2009-12-14 22:54:47
A new genetic test geared towards identifying DNA affected by serious infection may help doctors diagnose sepsis more quickly than traditional methods, according to new research.... Full Story

New law may encourage genetic testing New law may encourage genetic testing
Date: 2009-12-10 22:05:46
Last month the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which bans unfair employment policies based on genetic background, took effect. Health officials and commentators believe the law, which was signed by President Bush in 2008, may improve access to genetic testing, which can help prevent and treat a variety of diseases.... Full Story

Diagnostic tests may assess risk of heart failure Diagnostic tests may assess risk of heart failure
Date: 2009-12-09 22:15:07
In a recent study, genetic testing of heart disease patients helped doctors establish a link between exposure to vitamin D and the risk of developing the condition.... Full Story

Genetic tests could save lives, money Genetic tests could save lives, money
Date: 2009-12-09 22:13:14
DNA testing of individuals who died from sudden cardiac arrest could spot genetic mutations and identify surviving family members at risk for potentially fatal heart arrhythmia, new research indicates. ... Full Story

DNA test could prevent blood disorder in infants DNA test could prevent blood disorder in infants
Date: 2009-12-09 22:11:17
Genetic testing in newborns can help identify T-cell lymphopenia, a blood disorder that disrupts the function of the immune system, according to new research.... Full Story

Genetic testing, therapy curbs blindness in some children Genetic testing, therapy curbs blindness in some children
Date: 2009-11-12 22:14:10
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a genetically inherited eye disease, can be effectively treated through gene therapy, a recent study indicates.... Full Story

Testing, prevention recommended during Alzheimer's Awareness Month Testing, prevention recommended during Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Date: 2009-11-03 21:45:43
The Arbor Company, a service that provides housing and care to seniors in six states, is recognizing November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, to offer advice on preventing the disease and to show understanding and support for individuals who live with the condition and their families.... Full Story

Doctors can help explain genetic tests Consumers looking to understand online lab tests could consider doctors
Date: 2009-07-31 21:04:29
With genetic testing increasingly available to consumers without the need for a doctor's authorization, Americans can use online medical testing to learn about the likelihood of being diagnosed with congenital conditions later in life.... Full Story

Telling your kids about genetic testing is a difficult decision Study: Children seem to handle revelation of genetic test results well
Date: 2009-05-18 21:50:18
Children seem to not respond negatively to their parents' revelation of hereditary risk for breast cancer, according to a new study from Fox Chase Cancer Center.... Full Story

DNA evidence may not be enough to stop child support Georgia law says that non-biological fathers may still owe child support
Date: 2009-05-18 21:16:32
Although almost a third of men who take a paternity test discover a child they believe to be their own is not, Georgia state law has only recently allowed ex-husbands and out-of-wedlock fathers to petition to end child support through DNA evidence.... Full Story

Gene variants may predict stroke risk Scientists uncover possible genetic link to stroke risk
Date: 2009-04-22 13:48:06
Scientists have found a genetic variant common to millions of people which may raise the risk of stroke. The variant was found during an analysis of the DNA of almost 20,000 people from the U.S. and Europe.... Full Story

Journalist gets DNA test to determine Alzheimer's risk Morgan: Why I got DNA tested for Alzheimer's
Date: 2009-03-27 14:00:00
A co-anchor for ABC's news program Nightline has shared his story about getting a DNA test to see if he had an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

DNA test results can be viewed on personal PCs for privacy Woman writes about DNA testing experience
Date: 2009-03-26 18:56:15
In an effort to learn about any inherited conditions and inform the public of lab testing services, one woman decided to administer a DNA test and wrote about her experience for a news provider.... Full Story

Genetic testing can reveal a person's risk for certain diseases Filmmaker to talk about genetic testing
Date: 2009-03-26 18:53:56
To know or not to know?... Full Story

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