PCR Shows Off Its Clinical Chops

Since its invention by Kary B. Mullis in 1985, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has become well established, even routine, in research laboratories. And...
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Education Program to Increase Awareness of Genetic Testing Launched

Angelina Jolie’s experience undergoing preventive surgeries for breast and ovarian cancer after learning about her genetic predisposition may have spiked American’s awareness of cancer...
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Gut Microbiota Predictor of Chemotherapy-Induced Blood Infections

New study results could help physicians choose a therapeutic path for some cancer patients.
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HudsonAlpha Clinical Program Gleans Health Insights from the Genome

Insight Genome's whole-genome sequencing gives patients insigth to their risks for specific medical conditions and pharmacogenomic profile.
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Genetics, Family History Linked to Pediatric Early-Onset Pancreatitis

Researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital found correlations between pancreatitis-associated genes and disease development before age 6.
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The Pons Asinorum of Diagnostic Genomics

Those of you who have a working knowledge of applied Latin can do a quick and easy translation and deduce that pons asinorum literally...
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Trovagene Cuts 20 Staffers, Retrenches

The company expects to save $4M annually by eliminating selling CLIA services directly to medical professionals and by downsizing its staff.
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Eye on Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Our goal for this analysis was to understand the landscape of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, and we believe that an excellent methodology to apply is...
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Swiss Researchers Look to Enhance Precision Medicine via Proteomic Data

Researchers at EPFL and ETHZ use mice with common genetic lineage to gain insights about the role of proteins in metabolic variation.
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Initiative Aims to Advance Clinically Appropriate Noninvasive Prenatal Screening

The Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) has begun a nationwide campaign to improve understanding of the advantages, limitations, and clinically appropriate interpretation of results of...
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