Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Commercially available tests can analyze your genetic profile and try to predict your risk of a host of diseases. But a new study suggests they aren’t ready for prime time. The technology, known as whole-genome sequencing, allows scientists to “map” the information encoded in most of the billions of building blocks that make up a person’s DNA.

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Welcome to Gattaca: Genetic Discrimination Becomes Reality – Video

09-06-2012 16:05 06/07-08/2012 Mom gave a blood sample. Dad spit. The entire genome of their fetus was born (1) Continue reading →
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Researchers assemble genetic map of an unborn child

SEATTLE — Researchers at the University of Washington have assembled the first comprehensive genetic map of an unborn child — a development that could help usher in a new era of prenatal testing.

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Soon, unborn babies to be tested for 3,500 genetic faults

Washington, June 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has been able to predict the whole genetic code of a foetus by taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father.

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Study: Testing Unborn Babies for Genetic Disorders

Prospective parents might soon be able to screen their unborn babies for thousands of genetic disorders, according to a study published by Science Translations Medicine.

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Entire Genome of Human Fetus Deciphered

WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report they have decoded the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother and a saliva sample from the father.

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Nanotechnology for Cleaning Blood

Category: Science & Technology Posted: May 11, 2012 09:40AM Author: Guest_Jim_* Whoever first had the idea for the lithography system used to produce modern integrated circuits, probably did not think their invention would be used to clean a person’s blood. As reported by the American Institute of Physics, researchers at MIT and the National University of Singapore have created a device that cleans infections from the blood. The key was using margination, a natural phenomenon that separates parts of the blood

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