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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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