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Press Registration for ACMG 2019 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is Now Open

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ACMG heads to a new destination this year in Seattle, Washington. Named one of the fastest growing meetings in the USA by the Trade Show Executive Magazine, the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting continues ...

Source: ADVFN
Published: 12 Dec 2018

'Consider a number of factors' before buying an at-home genetic testing kit

Even though direct-to-consumer testing kits are topping many holiday gift guides for 2018, the kits come with caution from the clinical genetics community. Many of the concerns are related to ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

The percentages of patients who were contacted, referred by a GP for GCT, and seen by a clinical geneticist were used to measure the efficacy of each strategy. In addition, GP and patient questionnaires were used to assess the acceptance of each strategy.

Source: Clinical Advisor
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Can (and should) a doctor tell my biological relative my genetic results without my consent?

So, genetic information is relevant not only for an individual but also their blood relatives. The UK case raises the question of whether medical professionals have a duty to disclose a patient ...

Source: theconversation.com
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Applied Genetic Tech's gene therapy fails to show effect in XLRS study; Biogen collaboration terminated

Thinly traded Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) is set for a significant down move after announcing unsuccessful results from a Phase 1/2 clinical trial assessing gene therapy rAAV2tYF-CB ...

Source: Seeking Alpha
Published: 12 Dec 2018

New Study Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology Supports Universal Genetic Testing for all Breast Cancer Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients miss as many patients with pathogenic variants (or genetic mutations) as they find, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Medical Discovery News: Is anyone interested in renting my DNA?

An added benefit might just be that your genetic and health information leads to that next big medical diagnostic or advance that helps millions of people. That would be the best reward for getting involved. Medical Discovery News is hosted by professors ...

Source: Abilene Reporter-News
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Penn Establishes Master of Science Genetic Counseling Program

where they work with physicians to make diagnoses of rare genetic conditions in pediatric patients and counsel families about the clinical implications. “The transfer of Arcadia’s program to Penn offers a unique opportunity to advance training for ...

Source: Newswise
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study

Carrying the same genetic mutation, a female relative may be at increased risk for breast cancer, while male relatives may be at increased risk for prostate and other cancers. Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, interim chief medical officer of the American Cancer ...

Source: WXYZ
Published: 10 Dec 2018

New algorithm could accelerate diagnosis of genetic diseases using clinical records

In a continued effort to speed up the diagnostic process of severe genetic diseases, Stanford's Gill Bejerano, PhD, and his colleagues have developed a new algorithm that can quickly locate important disease-related information within a patient's medical ...

Source: Scope Blog Stanford
Published: 05 Dec 2018

New genetic study could lead to better treatment of severe asthma

This will allow research to potentially target these changes for clinical benefit. Similarly, greater understanding of the contribution of genetic variants to ongoing inflammation has scope to ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 12 Dec 2018

FDA takes new action to advance the development of reliable and beneficial genetic tests that can improve patient care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took a significant step forward in driving the efficient development of novel diagnostic technologies that scan a person’s DNA to diagnose genetic diseases and guide medical treatments. For the first time ...

Source: Fda.gov
Published: 04 Dec 2018

Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment

A discovery by researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and NIHR Guy's and St Thomas ... Researchers identified genetic variations in 15 genome regions that were more common in people with severe acne. It had been thought that acne ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Scientists call for tighter regulation of SA human genetics research

And what if genetic information stored in a biobank were to fall into the hands of your employer, your medical aid or insurance company? Could this information be used to load your premiums or to refuse insurance cover to you and your family? The National ...

Source: Daily Maverick
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Genetic Risk Score for Type 1 Diabetes Predicts Progression of Disease

This study looked at the prediction accuracy of the T1D genetic risk score (GRS) in predicting the progression of islet autoimmunity and development of clinical T1D. The participants for this study were all part of TrialNet Pathway to Prevention ...

Source: Diabetes in Control
Published: 08 Dec 2018

Sure, you can learn your genetic risk for Alzheimer's. But do you really want to know?

What would you do with that information? How would it benefit you? Those are the kinds of questions that medical experts are urging people to ask before they send away for a genetic testing kit and get back a result they aren't prepared to deal with.

Source: NJ.com
Published: 10 Dec 2018

GBMC forms center to hunt for treatments, cure for a rare genetic disease

Greater Baltimore Medical Center has established the country’s first center for treatment of Alstrom Syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disease that does devastating harm to every system in the body, the Towson hospital announced Friday. The Maine-based ...

Source: The Baltimore Sun
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Medical school seminars to focus on future of genetics in medicine

A series of four seminars in the medical school launching this month will focus on the future of genetics in modern medicine. The seminars – which will be hosted by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and are free and open to the public – will ...

Source: The GW Hatchet
Published: 06 Dec 2018

A tiny startup wants to pay you for your DNA, and it could lead to the next wave of medical innovation

More and more, researchers are studying individuals' genetic information to find new medical treatments. But a big challenge has been collecting enough information from enough people to find new cures. A startup called LunaDNA is pioneering a new approach ...

Source: Business Insider
Published: 05 Dec 2018

New technology for profiling genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells developed

Israeli scientists and physicians develop a new technology for profiling the unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells ... the beginning for applying single cell RNA-seq technologies to clinical-genomic research. "We are now developing similar ...

Source: News Medical
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Phase 2 clinical trial in pediatric genetic epilepsies shows positive data

Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MRNS) announces that ganaxolone data from its Phase 2 clinical trial in pediatric genetic epilepsies, CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) and PCDH19-related pediatric ...

Source: Seeking Alpha
Published: 04 Dec 2018

CHS PRESS: Science students attend genetics conference

The four-hour Genetics Update Conference was packed with the newest discoveries and applications in medical genetics and tissue engineering. Dr. Sam Rhine is an expert in the field of genetics and ...

Source: Journal Gazette and Times Courier
Published: 07 Dec 2018

FDA Formally Recognizes First Public Genetic Database

The recognized database is the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) consortium’s ClinGen Expert Curated Human Genetic Data, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The database is now recognized as a source of valid scientific evidence ...

Source: RAPS
Published: 04 Dec 2018

Experts urge support for genetic research

Genetic research is a boon for medical field and we must utilise it well. Our government must show concern in this field particularly. We are lacking proper labs and resources.” Doctors have ...

Source: The Kathmandu Post
Published: 09 Dec 2018

GBMC creates treatment center for rare genetic disorder

Greater Baltimore Medical Center will host a center of excellence for the treatment of Alstrom Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes blindness, deafness and multi-organ system failure.

Source: The Daily Record (Maryland)
Published: 07 Dec 2018

Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation

Lin is now a post-doctoral researcher in genetics at the University of Southern California ... The work was supported by grants from the NIH, the South African Medical Research Council and the National Medical Research Foundation of South Africa.

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 10 Dec 2018

FDA Approves NIH-Funded Genetic Database, Issues Draft Guidance on NASH

In a related topic, ProSciento, a clinical research organization (CRO ... There are also hundreds, potentially thousands, of well-established and highly-regarded genetics databases to draw from. Paris-based Sanofi commented, “It does not seem to ...

Source: PharmaLive
Published: 05 Dec 2018

Genetic Mechanisms Steering The Trajectory Of Astrogliogenesis

New findings that may help pinpoint what goes awry with glia in neurodegeneration have been produced by a research team led by Professor Benedikt Berninger of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry at the Mainz University Medical Center. Two types of ...

Source: Hemorrhoids
Published: 11 Dec 2018

NewLink Genetics (NLNK) Reaches New 12-Month Low at $1.76

About NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ:NLNK) NewLink Genetics Corporation, a late clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, focuses on discovering and developing novel immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of patients with cancer. It is developing NLG2103 ...

Source: themarketsdaily.com
Published: 07 Dec 2018