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Amgen Sequences Iceland's Genome

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Position statement on promise, challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing

Two of the world’s largest professional societies of human geneticists have issued a joint position statement on the promise and challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a new procedure to test blood drawn from pregnant mothers for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders in the fetus. The document addresses the current scope of and likely future improvements in NIPT technology, ways it may best fit with existing prenatal screening tools and protocols, options and priorities in its implementation, and associated social and ethical issues. The statement, drafted by the Social Issues Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the Public and Professional Policy Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), was published online March 18 in the European Journal of Human Genetics. Continue reading



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Position statement on promise, challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing

What if the severity of our seasonal influenza were related to our genetic background?

While most of us recover from influenza after a week, it can be a very severe disease, and even fatal in rare cases, with no reason for physicians to have expected such an outcome. By analysing the genome of a little girl who contracted a severe form of influenza at the age of two and a half years, researchers at the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases (a joint French-American international laboratory), which brings together researchers from Inserm, Paris Descartes University, and physicians from the Paris public hospitals (AP-HP; Necker Hospital for Sick Children), working at the Imagine Institute, and from The Rockefeller University in New York, have discovered that she has a genetic mutation, unknown until now, that causes a subtle dysfunction in her immune system Continue reading



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ASHG and ESHG issue position statement on non-invasive prenatal screening

BETHESDA, MD, USA and VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Two of the world’s largest professional societies of human geneticists have issued a joint position statement on the promise and challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a new procedure to test blood drawn from pregnant mothers for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders in the fetus. The document addresses the current scope of and likely future improvements in NIPT technology, ways it may best fit with existing prenatal screening tools and protocols, options and priorities in its implementation, and associated social and ethical issues. Continue reading



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Icelandic genome offers clues to human diversity, gene-disease links

Scientists who sequenced the entire genomes of 2,636 people in Iceland have produced a trove of information about the nature, location, and frequency of human genetic variations. The new research not only sheds light on the range of human genetic variability; it helps equip researchers to draw more direct lines between genes and diseases. ———— FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this story said the director of the Genetic Variation Program at the National Human Genome Research Institute was Linda D Continue reading



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Icelandic genome offers clues to human diversity, gene-disease links

Position statement on non-invasive prenatal screening issued

Two of the world’s largest professional societies of human geneticists have issued a joint position statement on the promise and challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a new procedure to test blood drawn from pregnant mothers for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders in the fetus. The document addresses the current scope of and likely future improvements in NIPT technology, ways it may best fit with existing prenatal screening tools and protocols, options and priorities in its implementation, and associated social and ethical issues. The statement, drafted by the Social Issues Committee of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the Public and Professional Policy Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), was published online March 18 in the European Journal of Human Genetics. Continue reading



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Landmark DNA study in Iceland reveals new insights into evolution and disease

Scientists sequenced largest ever set of genomes from a single nation The data reveals some surprising genetic mutations in Icelandic people Data also revealed that the father of humanity is older than first thought Eight per cent of the population has a gene that doesn’t function at all Study found genes that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and liver disease Scientists say data will help them develop better treatments for disease By Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com Published: 17:09 EST, 25 March 2015 | Updated: 03:19 EST, 26 March 2015 65 shares 50 View comments In a genetic first, scientists have sequenced the largest ever set of human genomes from a single population. The epic undertaking involved sequencing the DNA of 2,636 Icelanders and comparing them with the partial sequences of another 104,000 Continue reading



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Asuragen to Present Innovations in Fragile X Testing at Upcoming American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics …

Asuragen, Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company and innovator in fragile X testing capabilities, will present at the upcoming American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 24-28, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. Continue reading



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Researchers find link between genetic variation and alcohol dependence

The discovery could help scientists develop more effective drugs to combat alcoholism Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol and others do not. Continue reading



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Dr. Luria, Mori and Robak receive Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Translational Genomic Fellowship Award

Anne O’Donnell Luria, M.D., Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital; Mari Mori, M.D., Duke University; Laurie Robak M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine receive Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Clinical Genetics Combined Residency for Translational Genomic Scholars Aw Anne O’Donnell Luria, MD, PhD, of Boston Children’s Hospital, Mari Mori, MD of Duke University, and Laurie Robak MD, PhD of Baylor College of Medicine were honored as the 2015-2016 recipients of the Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Clinical Genetics Combined Residency for Translational Genomic Scholars Fellowship Award at the ACMG 2015 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The objective of this fellowship is to provide an in-depth clinical research training experience at a premier medical center with expertise and significant clinical volume in the area of biochemical genetics, including lysosomal storage diseases, as well as in therapeutics and clinical trials involving patients with these and other metabolic diseases and, thereby, to increase the number of medical geneticists with interest, knowledge, and expertise in this area. This Award grants $75,000 per year to the three recipients selected by the ACMG Foundation through a competitive process and will provide for the sponsorship of one year of the trainee’s clinical genetics subspecialty in translational genomics following residency. Continue reading



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Dr. Luria, Mori and Robak receive Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Translational Genomic Fellowship Award

Medical Fish Skin Company Kerecis Receives Annual Innovation Through Knowledge Award From President of Iceland

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Medical Fish Skin Company Kerecis Receives Annual Innovation Through Knowledge Award From President of Iceland

chemagic 360 – High Quality DNA/RNA Isolation – Video




chemagic 360 – High Quality DNA/RNA Isolation Based on PerkinElmer patented magnetic bead technology the chemagic 360 represents the ideal solution for nucleic acid isolation in a variety of research marketing segments, including but not… By: PerkinElmer, Inc. Continue reading

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