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Clinical applications of preimplantation genetic testing

Genetic diagnostic technologies are rapidly changing the way medicine is practiced. Preimplantation genetic testing is a well established application of genetic testing within the context of in vitro fertilization cycles. It involves obtaining a cell(s) from a developing embryo in culture, which is then subjected to genetic diagnostic analysis; the resulting information is used to guide which embryos are transferred into the uterus. The potential applications and use of this technology have increased in recent years. Experts agree that preimplantation genetic diagnosis is clinically appropriate for many known genetic disorders. However, some applications of such testing, such as preimplantation genetic screening for aneuploidy, remain controversial. Clinical data suggest that preimplantation genetic screening may be useful, but further studies are needed to quantify the size of the effect and who would benefit most.  
bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

I'm always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With..  
techcrunch.com
almost 6 years ago
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Genetic screening could improve breast cancer prevention

A test for a wide range of genetic risk factors could improve doctors' ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study of more than 65,000...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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South-east England ahead on genetic tests for inherited eye conditions

New research from The University of Manchester published in the Journal of Community Genetics reveals a stark variation in genetic testing services for inherited eye disease in England.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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DNA abnormalities found in children with chronic kidney disease

Routine genetic screening of children with CKD could lead to earlier, more precise diagnosesA significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Ovarian cancer: Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the disease

The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play a significant role in hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Progress in Rare Tumor

Dr Manisha Shah talks about the importance of genetic testing in medullary thyroid carcinoma and highlights management guidelines for this rare head and neck cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 6 years ago
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Genetics - Genetic testing and counselling - NHS Choices

Genetic testing can be used to find out whether a person is carrying a specific genetic mutation (altered gene) that causes a particular medical condition.  
nhs.uk
almost 6 years ago
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Implementing Pharmacogenetics with Kristen Reynolds

Kristen takes a look at adverse drug reactions occurring secondary to identifiable genetic risk factors. She looks at the evidence supporting genetic testing...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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Teens Opt In to Learning About Incidental Genetic Findings

Overwhelmingly, adolescents say they would want to know the results of genetic testing, even if the findings are nonactionable, new research indicates.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago