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A Rare Genetic Aversion to Sweets Could Be Key to Fighting Obesity

People who have a rare genetic mutation called essential fructosuria lack the ... longer even than the odds of dying in a severe storm. The last case report in medical literature is from 1998, according to Mark Herman, an assistant professor at researcher ...

Source: Bloomberg L.P.
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Genetic tools uncover cause of childhood seizure disorder missed by other methods

Although more than 50 genes are associated with the disease, routine genetic tests fail half the time to pinpoint the cause of the illness, limiting the medical practitioner's ability to alleviate the child's symptoms. Ostrander and her colleagues turned ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 13 Aug 2018

A $50 Genetic Test Can Tell How Likely You Are to Have a Heart Attack

Because this genetic test looks at so many more variants than the traditional ... are mostly flying under the radar,” said Kathiresan in a Broad news release. “If they came into my clinical practice, I wouldn’t be able to pick them out as high ...

Source: Futurism
Published: 15 Aug 2018

What A Home Genetic Test Can & Can't Tell You About Your Health

Whenever you get results back from a medical test it can be anxiety-provoking, but people tend to get very shook when they learn that something is different in their DNA, says Natalie Beck, MGC, CGC, senior genetic counselor at Johns Hopkins Institute of ...

Source: Refinery29
Published: 14 Aug 2018

A New Genetic Test For Heart Attacks Could Help People Avoid Unpleasant Medical Surprises

About one in five heart attack patients had no warning. Their cholesterol levels were fine, their blood pressure normal. They weren't smokers, and their family members didn’t have heart trouble. The same is true for breast cancer: A woman may have no ...

Source: WBUR
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Researchers develop high-tech tools to uncover genetic cause of childhood seizure disorder

Although more than 50 genes are associated with the disease, routine genetic tests fail half the time to pinpoint the cause of the illness, limiting the medical practitioner's ability to alleviate the child's symptoms. Ostrander and her colleagues turned ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 13 Aug 2018

New research showing genetic link to breast cancer beneficial for patients, experts say

“It’s certainly going to shift the way, I think, we counsel patients when we talk genetic testing options,” said Sarah ... they might be more likely to undergo regular medical screening. “When you have triple negative you cannot use any targeted ...

Source: The Blade
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Newborns To Get Tests For Treatable Genetic Disease Under New Law

Morrison, the chair of the Illinois Senate's human services committee and chief sponsor of the bill, said that makes early genetic testing especially important. "Medical advancements have made all the difference in treating this horrific disease that ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants

The research raises important questions about how this method, called polygenic risk scoring, should be further developed and used in the medical system. In addition, the authors note that the genetic tests are largely based on information from individuals ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Dr. Richard Steet named Director of Research at Greenwood Genetic Center

“I am thrilled to become part of the world-renowned Greenwood Genetic Center, and I look forward to collaborating with their clinical and diagnostic divisions to enhance our understanding of the genetic basis for birth defects and disabilities,” said Stee

Source: Index-Journal
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Genetic testing low among medically underserved women with breast, ovarian cancers

Gross and colleagues evaluated medical records from 49,642 women (66% black ... of physicians who treated the 92 women eligible for screening documented a need for genetic services, and none included referral to genetic counseling.

Source: Healio
Published: 14 Aug 2018

How Genetic Tests Muddy Your Odds Of Getting A Long-Term-Care Policy

If you get genetic testing after you have a policy, the results can’t affect your coverage. “Once the policy has been underwritten and issued, the insurer doesn’t revoke the policy if new medical information comes to light,” Theroux said.

Source: Kaiser Health News
Published: 07 Aug 2018

Could a genetic test ID people who are high risk for heart attack?

Kathiresan, director of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute and a professor at Harvard Medical School, said polygenic risk scores, based on genetic testing, will be as commonly known as cholesterol levels. Polygenic risk score ...

Published: 14 Aug 2018

Genetic Testing: Should I Get Tested For Alzheimer’s Risk?

There are important implications of learning one’s ApoE4 genetic status, and consumers should consider these before they decide to be tested. Indeed, most professional medical organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, recommend genetic ...

Source: The Good Men Project
Published: 09 Aug 2018

Breakthrough in genetic tests

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. If the approach pans out and doctors adopt it, a bad score wouldn't mean you'd get a disease, just that your genetic makeup increases the chance — one more piece of information in deciding care.

Source: Houston Chronicle
Published: 14 Aug 2018

The Genetic Test Some Men Don’t Know They Need

Ms. Jolie encouraged women to learn more from medical experts after discovering she had the mutated BRCA1 gene. Women are likelier than men to share genetic testing information with relatives, according to Alicia Zhou, director of research at Color ...

Source: The Wall Street Journal
Published: 07 Aug 2018

Age, Sex, Genetics and the Immune Response

Previous studies have identified genetic variants that account for differences in susceptibility ... Total antibody levels of IgA, IgE, IgG, and IgM were measured by clinical-grade serological assays, as well as qualitative and quantitative IgG response ...

Source: Labroots
Published: 07 Aug 2018

International Research Team Finds Correlation Between Genetics and Obesity Is Modified by Diet

A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to a scientific paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A research group led by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist found that a ...

Source: ScienceBlog
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

A study led by researchers at Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center reports on the use of a genetic sequencing method ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 11 Aug 2018

Researchers ID potential genetic marker for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

In a related editorial, Chi-Ti Tsai, MD, PhD, agreed additional research is needed before this genetic approach can be incorporated into clinical practice. “This is basically a single-gene genetic association study,” Tsai wrote. “The most critical ...

Published: 13 Aug 2018

Genetic test unveils rare syndrome in Defiance youth

“I pushed for genetic testing to see if there was something that explained ... for their children and if something doesn’t feel right with their child’s medical journey to speak up and not be intimidated.”

Source: The Crescent-News
Published: 12 Aug 2018

Genetic testing should be offered for patients with family history of early heart disease and high cholesterol

more will be found with the implementation of the clinical DNA sequencing program at Geisinger. The recommendation from this FH Foundation-sponsored expert panel is an important step forward in identifying and treating this disorder and making genetic ...

Source: News-Item
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Creating Consistent Cannabis Products Through Genetics and Pharmacology

formulations the company aims to get into clinical trials. Supercritical fluid chromatography at the ebbu facility (Credit: ebbu Instagram) The genetics side of ebbu’s business is focused on creating those single-expression cannabinoid plants.

Source: New Cannabis Ventures
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Taking an At-Home Genetic Test Can Make Your Long-Term Health Insurance More Expensive

insurers can go through medical records and ask about both you and your family’s health history. That means the fun (or not-so-fun) information that came out of taking a genetic test kit should be part of the insurance process, and can lead to higher rates.

Source: People
Published: 08 Aug 2018

Study Urges Genetic Testing of Relatives of Aortic Disease Patients

"Traditionally, [it] has been regarded by the medical profession as a 'silent killer', striking ... including many younger patients, in whom a genetic predisposition to aortic dissection can and should be detected through appropriate screening.

Published: 08 Aug 2018

New genetic test can identify 5 serious health condition risks

A new genetic test has been created to screen for risks of five ... This could enable enhanced screening or preventive therapies if integrated into clinical care. Tests screening for heart attack and heart disease risks have historically relied on ...

Source: Cape Times
Published: 14 Aug 2018

Experimental drug could help treat genetic disease affecting the kidneys

He had Alport Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease that causes progressive loss of kidney ... The director of research had a clinical trial of an experimental drug. “We’re studying a medicine called bardoxolone methyl. It’s made by a company called ...

Source: WREG
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Ownership of genetic information and tissue under National Health Act

In South Africa, the National Health Act (61/2003), particularly Chapter 8, and the relevant regulations govern the use of human biological materials (including genetic material ... materials for use in research or clinical trials under the auspices ...

Source: Lexology
Published: 07 Aug 2018

Genetic tools uncover cause of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy

Although more than 50 genes are associated with the disease, routine genetic tests fail half the time to pinpoint the cause of the illness, limiting the medical practitioner’s ability to alleviate the child’s symptoms. Dr Ostrander and her colleagues ...

Published: 13 Aug 2018