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The Genetic Medicine Clinic at UWMC offers a full range of evaluation, diagnosis, assessment, genetic testing and interpretation, counseling and management. The clinic also provides referrals to appropriate resources for individuals with genetic disorders in their families or with disorders thought to have a genetic component.



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New study finds 8 genetic 'errors' that cause aging of brain

NEW DELHI: A global team of about 300 scientists studied over 30,000 brain scans of people from 33 countries and found that eight common genetic mutations are behind the aging of brain. This was the largest collaborative study of the brain to date and its findings could lead to targeted therapies and interventions for Alzheimer’s disease, autism and other neurological conditions



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Unipathic Medicine: President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address Encourages Changes in Cancer Treatment

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Investigator Offers Lessons From Precision Medicine's Cancer Debacle

The endeavor known as precision medicine, which Obama singled out in his State of the Union Address, may sound futuristic, but its been around long enough for people to have screwed it up, and badly. One of the worst medical scandals this century started with cancer researchers at Duke promising something that sounded a little too good to be true and ended with retracted papers, dead patients and lawsuits.



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Genetic Medicine: Sid and Emma – Video




Genetic Medicine: Sid and Emma PhD students, Emma and Sid, reflect on how they would have benefitted from undertaking a course like the Genetic Medicine (MRes) before embarking on studying…

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What is President Obamas precision medicine plan, and how might it help you?

In his hour-long State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spent a few seconds announcing a “Precision Medicine Initiative,” but did little to explain what he has in mind.



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New York's Program for Jewish Genetic Health and Montefiore Health System Partner to Offer Subsidized Genetic Testing …

Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 New York metropolitan area Ashkenazi Jewish women and men aged 25 and older can now opt to undergo testing for the three common Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA founder mutations at a fraction of the commercial price, thanks to a new, philanthropy-based initiative from the Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH), a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), in conjunction with Montefiore Health System (Montefiore). This initiative, the first of its kind in the United States, makes this testing available to all Ashkenazi Jewish individuals, regardless of their BRCA-related cancer histories or their insurance/financial situations, both of which have been barriers to date. Most insurance companies currently require people to already have had family members with cancer if they want to be covered for BRCA genetic testing, said Susan Klugman, MD, medical director for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health, director of the division of reproductive genetics at Montefiore, and professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Einstein



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USC neuroscientists lead global ENIGMA consortium to crack brain's genetic code

Global research alliance ENIGMA finds 8 common gene mutations leading to brain age in over 30,000 brain scans that may some day unlock mysteries of Alzheimer’s, autism and other neurological disorders LOS ANGELES — In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) led a global consortium of 190 institutions to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brain an average of three years. The discovery could lead to targeted therapies and interventions for Alzheimer’s disease, autism and other neurological conditions



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Obama calls for major new personalised medicine initiative

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday that his administration wants to launch a new push to use personalized genetic information to help treat diseases like cancer and diabetes. Obama urged Congress in his address to boost research funding to support new investments in "precision medicine." "I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to ..



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Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier

Award honors fundamental research that is expected to be of considerable significance for medicine IMAGE:This is professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, recipient of the Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine 2015. view more Credit: Helmholtz / Hallbauer&Fioretti Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig is one of the two recipients of the 2015 Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine



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Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure

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Century-old drug reverses autism-like symptoms in fragile X mouse model

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 to 2 percent of children in the United States. Hundreds of genetic and environmental factors have been shown to increase the risk of ASD. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine previously reported that a drug used for almost a century to treat trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, reversed environmental autism-like symptoms in mice



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Deals For Genetic Data Raise Issues of Privacy, Sharing

In three recent deals, drugmakers are betting that personal genetic maps will finally fulfill their early promise to unlock secrets and cure diseases.



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Mutations linked to repair of chromosome ends may make emphysema more likely in smokers

Mutations in a gene that helps repair damaged chromosome ends may make smokers — especially female smokers — more susceptible to emphysema, according to results of a new study led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers. The mutations are one of a few genetic factors directly linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema, since the 1960s, says Mary Armanios, M.D., associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Specifically, the alteration occurs in the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene, which helps produce an enzyme called telomerase.



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Harmonyx Places Power in Patients With New Payment Model and Website

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Personalized therapy for cardiovascular disease

Researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute announced today results showing that patients with cardiovascular disease and the appropriate genetic background benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib, with a reduction of 39% in combined clinical outcomes including heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularizations and cardiovascular deaths. These patients also benefit from a reduction in the amount of atherosclerosis (thickened walls) in their vessels.



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A World First at the Montreal Heart Institute – Discovery of a personalized therapy for cardiovascular disease

MONTREAL, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute announced today results showing that patients with cardiovascular disease and the appropriate genetic background benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib, with a reduction of 39% in combined clinical outcomes including heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularizations and …



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World first at the Montreal Heart Institute — personalized therapy for cardiovascular disease

Important reduction in events including heart attacks and deaths in patients with the appropriate genetic background to respond to a new medication IMAGE:This is Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif.



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Insights into role of genetic variants in kidney disease

New research provides insights into the ties between certain genetic variants and kidney disease in African Americans. The genetic association is one of the strongest ever reported for a common disease, and these latest findings may help improve diagnosis and treatment. The study appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).



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