Good Start Genetics raises $18M for pre-pregnancy genetic test ...
The Boston-based company is developing a pre-pregnancy genetic test designed to screen for a panel of genetic disorders, including sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis. Hardison told MassDevice that Good Start will use the financing to commercialize the test, which he expects to hit the market some time next year.The test is aimed at physicians in fertility clinics, who typically order tests to screen patients for gene mutations indicating a risk for certain diseases or disorders. In the case of cystic fibrosis, Hardison told us, the tests used today identify 23 mutations associated with [more...]
Date: 2010-09-10 17:26:45
Gene-based test to predict lung cancer risk | Scoop News
Commonwealth Games: "Colourful, Beautiful Well-Organised" Opening CeremonyAn ecstatic Irene van Dyk led around 150 New Zealand athletes and support staff into the Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium tonight to celebrate the opening of the 19th Commonwealth Games and a ten day festival of sport and culture. More>> ALSO:TVNZ - Q+A’s Paul Holmes Interviews CEO RWC 2011NZ Olympic Committee - 2010 Commonwealth Games: 12 Oct - Sevens Gold - NZ At The 2010 Commonwealth Games: 11 Oct Update - NZ At The 2010 Commonwealth Games: Day 7Scoop Business - WEEKLY SPORTS DIGEST: Kiwi gold at lastNZ Olympic Committee [more...]
Date: 2009-06-09 11:40:29
Customized Vitamins from Metabolic Testing! Not DNA, Gene, or ...
www.StoneTeamNetwork.com A Network leader, Kim Stone says, “Customized vitamins from metabolic testing is sound science. Though I understand that the quality of ingredients is great with some of these Gene-Test companies, DNA tests to determine vitamin formulas is like trying to figure out if an old house needs new plumbing or a heating system by looking at the original blueprints.” Similar Posts: Customized DNA Nutrition Explained – Gene SNP Basics part 1. Customized DNA Nutrition Explained – Custom DNA Vitamins (2003 intro) Genewize Lifesciences DNA Customized Nutrition Supplement [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 01:45:20
Ancestral DNA Testing « : Blisstree - Serious Health and Wellness ...
using DNA testing for other more legitimate reasons, such as for improving their health. Anyway, Carolina A. Miranda of Time Magazine is the latest to delve into her ancestry using ancestral DNA tests. Today at least half a dozen companies will, for about $200 a pop, take your spittle, analyze the heck out of it and tell you who and what you are. The tests are popular among adoptees, armchair genealogists and high school seniors praying that a link to some underrepresented ethnic group will help get them into the Ivies. Already a card-carrying minority, I thought a test might help me figure [more...]
Date: 2006-08-28 20:54:21
Genetic Testing - Know Your Genes | Kristie McNealy, MD
By visiting Know Your Genes, you can find out what genetic diseases you are most at risk of being a carrier of, as well as the differences between different types of genetic testing, including prenatal and carrier testing. Everyone has their own opinions about genetic testing, including prenantal and carrier screening. As far as I’m concerned, knowledge is power. Knowing your own carrier status, or knowing about a genetic disease your unborn baby has, doesn’t dictate a particular action. It allows you to learn, think, prepare and take action to lower your risks or make care [more...]
Date: 2010-05-16 04:21:17
PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY FOR BRCA MUTATION CARRIERS
Improved mechanisms are needed to study and evaluate "the introduction of new tests, like BRCA gene mutation testing, and to capture key pieces of de-identified information — such as the uptake of testing, results, clinical decisions, and outcomes — so that clinicians and researchers can continually learn from their experience," they write. The study was supported by grants and funding from the Public Health Service, the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, the Cancer Genetics Network, the Marjorie Cohen Research Fund, SPORE grant from the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the US [more...]
Date: 2010-09-02 15:10:00
University of California - UC Newsroom | State order alters DNA ...
In July, incoming students received a packet of information about the DNA testing program, a saliva kit, an anonymous bar code to attach to the sample, and a consent form authorizing the campus to test for three gene variants that would reveal aspects of how an individual metabolizes milk, alcohol and vitamin B9 (folic acid). The campus has scheduled a series of lectures, panel discussions and class sessions - which will go on as planned - around the subject of genetic testing. "Of the three million genetic differences that distinguish any two people, we are testing only three common [more...]
Date: 2010-08-12 16:00:00
California quashes student gene testing at UC-Berkeley | john ...
LA Times: "UC Berkeley adjusts freshman orientation's gene-testing program." Where "adjusts" means the state's Public Health Department blocked them from reporting any test results to individual students, so they took the 1000 saliva samples and made a big blind pool to have something to talk about during their orientation program. The thing that bothers me now: The state Senate Education Committee on Wednesday defeated a bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton), that would have restricted UC's and Cal State's ability to seek students' DNA. One wonders what else the bill [more...]
Date: 2010-08-14 16:20:34
Advantages Of DNA Paternity Test
DNA Paternity Test is trusted way of confirming a biological relationship of a supposed father to a child. In fact here are the two methods used to perform this type of test. 1. Court Admissible Test – Collection of samples is performed through a controlled chain-of-custody procedure with a third party to act as a witness and verify the authenticity of the samples. This is a cheat proof system if a neutral and qualified third party witness is used. 2. At-Home DNA Paternity Test. DNA Testing kit is usually sent at home and the person involved is responsible for collecting his own [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 18:22:54
Do-It-Yourself Gene Testing Threatens Myriad's Monopoly | www ...
A trawl through the DNA of 101 people diagnosed with clear cell renal carcinoma found more than half of the cases were linked to mutations in a gene called VHL, they said. Tiny evolutionary mutation led to 'language gene': study ... Tested in a lab, their technique entails inserting a gene kit into a plant so that its immune system recognises and fights germ invaders, they reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology.Bacteria cause huge losses to crops each year. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 15:05:37
Methods Use To Perform DNA Paternity Test | Daily Health Care Tips
At-Home DNA Paternity Test DNA Testing kit is sent at home and the person accounts for collecting his own sample. This nature of collection gives an opportunity to cheat on the test by submitting someone else’s sample which will unexpectedly lead to a negative result. This kind of test however is not admissible in court and is usually administered out of plain curiosity. The accuracy of the DNA Paternity Test is normally established if administered by an accredited and experienced DNA Testing Laboratory. It can actually provide a probability of paternity in excess of 99.99% or alternatively [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 20:06:12
Gluten Free Diet Helps Reduce Heartburn | Gluten Free Society
Gluten Free Diet Helps Reduce Heartburn A long term follow up study finds that a gluten free diet is helpful in reducing heartburn symptoms in patients with gluten sensitivity. GFD (gluten free diet) could be a useful approach in reducing GERD symptoms and in the prevention of recurrence. Source: J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Sep;23(9):1368-72. Reflux is a common manifestation of gluten sensitivity. Most doctors ignore the importance that food plays in the development of disease, and are quick to prescribe anti acid medications. This approach is flawed. Not only do these medications not [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 16:56:13
Rough Collie | Largest Pet Health and Medicine Information
Rough Collie (also known as the Long-Haired Collie) is a breed of dog developed originally for herding in Scotland. It is well known through the works of author Albert Payson Terhune, and latterly through the Lassie novel, movies, and television shows. There is also a smooth-coated variety; some breed organizations consider the smooth-coat and rough-coat dogs to be variations of the same breed. Three coat colors are recognized for Rough Collies: sable and white, where the “sable” ranges from pale tan to a mahogany; tricolour, which is primarily black edged in tan; blue [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 07:27:47
Thrombosis Journal | Full text | Expression of sterol regulatory ...
DNA was extracted from frozen cardiac muscle samples. The SCAP 2386A>G genotyping was based on PCR amplification, restriction enzyme analysis and DNA electrophoresis. The DNA samples were amplified by PCR, using the primers 5'-TTGTGCTGCGCGGCCACCTCA-3' and 5'-AGGAGGAAAGGGCAGCCGCAC-3'. PCR was performed in a volume of 50 μl. Cycle conditions were 94°C for 4 min, then 28 cycles of 94°C for 1 min, 64°C for 1 min and 72°C for 1 min, with a final extension step of 5 min at 72°C in a PTC-225 thermal cycler (MJ research, Massachusetts, USA). 10% DMSO was included in PCR reaction. The [more...]
Date: 2009-02-18 08:00:00
Destined for Cancer
Until recently the average person has never heard of genetic cancer let alone the BRAC1& BRAC2 gene. Still many people have no idea what it is. I am starting this blog to reach out to anyone that would like to know more about this cancer and what it truly entails. I have been dealing with this genetic cancer since 2000. It was not until 2003 that we were able to identify positively that this was a genetic cancer. At that time this technology was just beginning. You may be wondering what the BRAC gene entails. Here is a brief description. - The BRAC cancer gene is responsible for genetic [more...]
Date: 2010-07-11 22:03:00
National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week @ Nancy's Point
In some weird sort of way I feel kind of excited to be a small cog in the “frontier” of genetic testing. After my diagnosis I was tested and learned I am indeed a BRCA2 mutant gene carrier. Genetic testing is still in its infancy. There is much yet to learn. But isn’t that all the more reason to get on board and support the spread of awareness and knowledge? That’s why I am writing this particular post this particular day during this particular week in September. So instead of rolling my eyes at yet two more “awareness” designations that I am told I should notice, I am [more...]
Date: 2010-09-27 13:41:32
FDA, Walgreens Puts Pathway Genetic Test Sales on Hold
FDA, Walgreens Puts Pathway Genetic Test Sales on Hold Walgreen’s drug stores originally had plans to launch the retail sale of an at-home genetic test on Friday that allows the consumer to assess his or her risk for diseases such as breast cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. The nation’s largest drugstore chain has opted to put sales on hold after an FDA warning that the test is not approved and could put consumers at risk. The test requires FDA authorization because it involves a device that allows consumers to collect their own DNA. The agency is also concerned about the fine [more...]
Date: 2010-05-13 12:20:02
Fake Your DNA Test « : Blisstree - Serious Health and Wellness ...
Is it possible to fake DNA test results? A simple search turned up this gag gift from FakeNewspapers.com. For just $17.95, their DNA Collection Kit from “DyNA Labs” allows you to fake the collection and mailing of DNA to the lab. A week or so later, you take the certificate that’s included and show your victim whether or not their DNA was a match. If you want NOT to be related to your little demon-spawn brother, show him the certificate proving he’s not of your royal blood at all (why, he must be adopted after all!) Or would you rather your ex-girlfriend’s child be yours? The test [more...]
Date: 2007-03-17 18:22:23
Black People : DNA by Ancestry admixture test
OK, this is a personal thread really, but if anyone has time to post a reply I’d be really greatful… I think I remember someone on Destee posting results they got off this test – not sure how many other people here might have had this done… Anyways I sent off for my results a couple of weeks ago and have another couple at least before I get any results… Now this is a question for those of you with some expertise in this genetics stuff – exactly what does the test result prove? I’d originally thought it would basically give me an idea of the proportions in my ethnic background [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 04:47:06
Genetic Testing Not As Simple As A,G,C | Singularity Hub
Genetic testing, like most technologies leading up to the singularity, has its pros and cons. Would-be parents can feel better knowing they don’t have to pass on life-threatening conditions to their offspring; they might be carriers, but that doesn’t mean their children have to be. For instance, the neurological disorder Tay-Sachs has virtually disappeared because of carrier screening. The foray into this new era of information sharing is bound to effect our lives, but how? A loss of privacy could lead to unjust discrimination. The time of genetic selection using low cost solutions is at [more...]
Date: 2010-06-21 02:14:48
UC Berkeley Modifies Freshmen DNA Testing Project
August 13, 2010 "Bring Your Genes to Cal", a genetic testing project by the University of California Berkeley, was meant to be an educational tool for incoming freshmen on personalized medicine, but has turned into education for the university on the politics and policy of medical testing, reported SF Gate. The project is part of an annual exercise in which the university involves new students in a common educational experience. This year's theme was personalized medicine. The Chronicle of Higher Education added that Mark Schlissel, dean of biological sciences, said he hoped the [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 00:00:01
DNA Paternity Tests Available At Local Pharmacies
Feeling adventurous today? If you’re in California, Oregon, or Washington, head on down to Rite Aid and grab a Sorenson Identigene paternity test kit off the shelf for as little as $20 plus $119 for DNA analysis. Offer good while supplies last. (Ok, I added the last bit because I thought it sounded appropriate.) Here’s what you get: Three sets of cotton swabs to collect cheek samples from the child, the alleged father, and the mother (optional) Keep in mind that these paternity test results are for personal use only and would not be legally admissible. For paternity test results that you [more...]
Date: 2007-11-26 18:24:07
DNA test reveals village roots | News | News and events
A simple DNA test could pinpoint a person’s geographical roots to within a few miles, a study suggests.Research by the University has shown that genetic testing can accurately predict the origins of rural people, to within five miles of their family’s home.The team says the findings suggest it may soon be possible to detect the rural roots of city dwellers who have ancestors from different parts of the same country.It has been shown previously that there are genetic differences between populations in different countries.For example, it is possible to predict whether someone is from [more...]
Date: 2010-07-05 10:44:20
Genome Biology | Full text | Do-it-yourself genetic testing
However, anyone who wants to develop a diagnostic test or a treatment based on human genes faces a potential roadblock: gene patents. A 2005 study reported that 4382 human genes (~20% of the total number in our genome) are covered by ... As the cost of DNA sequencing falls, the idea of testing for mutations one gene at a time is rapidly becoming obsolete. We are also rapidly approaching the day when it will be cheaper to fully sequence a genome before testing the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 00:00:00
Black People : DNA by Ancestry admixture test - Black People ...
Now this is a question for those of you with some expertise in this genetics stuff - exactly what does the test result prove? I'd originally thought it would basically give me an idea of the proportions in my ethnic background as in how many % black, native American etc that I am. Now I've become a little confused by the fact that apparently siblings can end up with different results - does this mean the test is really determining your own individual mix - I've heard tell of white sperm and black sperm coming from a mixed father, but have no idea if that's scientifically possible. I've also [more...]
Date: 2010-10-10 03:31:48
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Gene Test Mix-Up Creates ...
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter The DAILY newsletter for genealogy consumers, packed with straight talk - hold the sugar coating - whether the vendors like it or not! This is the most popular online genealogy magazine in the world, as measured by Alexa. Having problems reading this site in Internet Explorer 8? That's because IE8 has a compatibility problem. To fix it, click on IE8's Compatibility Mode icon or else read the article at http://www.eogn.com/ie8_bug.html or upgrade to Internet Explorer version 9 beta 1 or switch to a real web browser, such as: Firefox, Chrome, or Opera. [more...]
Date: 2010-06-11 18:17:29
Brilinta Removes Need for Genetic Testing but May Increase ...
There was a “slight” increase in major bleeding among patients on Brilinta, but the benefits far outweigh the risks, Wallentin says. A genetic test can tell whether a person is a poor metabolizer of Plavix. But there are real advantages to be able to skip the test, he says. For starters, it costs about $500. Then there’s the time to get the results — it may be a few hours or days, or weeks, Wallentin says. The study was sponsored by AztraZeneca, which makes Brilinta. No price has been set, according to a company spokesperson. American Heart Association spokesman Ray Gibbons, MD, of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-29 04:30:09
dna: maternity jeans | Human Identification Daily
Does any one else out there have an impossible time finding maternity jeans?? Especially being short– it’s so hard to find pants. I’ve tried on a bunch of pairs, hoping that they had magically improved since my last pregnancy– but … dna: maternity jeans Related posts:DNA Maternity Testing – Home Legal Maternity DNA Test Teen who prefers Genes to Jeans | Ask Kate DNA Maternity Test | [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 01:59:00
Home Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's?
That fact is even more important now that Walgreens is close to selling a home genetic testing kit that the Washington Post reported on Tuesday can scan genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments. The testing kit, marketed by Pathway Genomics, involves sending in a saliva sample to produce a DNA sample that is tested for genetic markers. The FDA acted quickly in criticizing the kit as lacking in safety, efficacy, and accuracy, and Walgreens announced yesterday that is postponing sales of the kit. In Alzheimer's disease, genetic testing is only [more...]
Date: 2010-05-13 16:50:02
FDA to Regulate Genetic Testing by DTC-Companies Like 23andMe ...
This form of testing, which is also known as at-home genetic testing, provides access to a person’s genetic information without necessarily involving a doctor or insurance company in the process. Almost two years ago I wrote about 23andMe (23andMe: 23notMe, not yet), a well known DTC company, that offers a genetics scan (SNP-genotyping) to the public ‘for research’, ‘for education’ and ‘for fun’: “Formally 23andMe denies there is a diagnostic purpose (in part, surely, because the company doesn’t want to antagonize [more...]
Date: 2010-06-14 02:25:05
DNA Testing - Legal DNA Tests DNA Testing Center Paternity Test ...
DNA Identity Testing Center is a leading provider for Legal DNA Test, Legal DNA paternity testing, Immigration DNA Testing, Infidelity Detection and DNA testing services. Incoming freshmen at UC Berkeley will receive a cotton swab kit in the mail to participate in voluntary DNA testing as university-wide project. This will be the first mass genetic testing by a university looking for three specific genes as following: 1- Ability to break down alcohol 2- Difficulty to digesting dairy products 3- Regulating body’s ability to absorb the vitamins contained in green, leafy vegetables Despite the [more...]
Date: 2010-09-13 17:51:00
DNA Test Kits To Be Sold by Walgreens: Clean Up... | Gather
DNA Test Kits To Be Sold by Walgreens: Clean Up In Aisle 4! Move over Maury Povich, Walgreens is taking over your market!Not really, but something close to it is about to revolutionize the tight fitting genes landscape - over the counter DNA tests you can perform in supermarkets.On Friday Walgreens will start selling the kits in over 6000 stores starting at $19.99 - but possibly costing as much as 250 bucks depending on how screwed up your genes are.The kits have been available for a year over the internet but this is the first time you'll be able to go to the supermarket to purchase one and [more...]
Date: 2010-05-12 09:06:30
Preventative mastectomy oct 2010 - Hot breast - Should You Have a ...
1-Are you sure that you are BRCA (breast cancer) gene change?. You can k? about BRCA genetic testing to find a. Genetic testing is usually done on women with a history of ovarian and / or breast cancer in the family. 2-Are you with a history of breast cancer in your family. If one (or more) of your immediate family Prospective? Uncircumcised (mother or sister) had breast cancer before, you’re such a strong story. In addition, risks are high if you are with both ovarian and breast cancer on either side of your family. 3-If you are already with cancer in the breast. This means that there is a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 07:28:44
Ancestry – Native American Genealogy & DNA Testing - Indian Blankets
For those who feel they have Native American heritage, or come from a long line of tribal families, DNA testing can help to determine their genetic background in relation to the Native American genes. Although this testing can help people learn more about their lineage, the modern tribes of today usually require that people have at least one grandparent or great-grandparent who was Native American. If people cannot prove this, regardless of DNA testing, many tribes will reject them nonetheless. Many people are just truly interested in their family’s heritage and background, and may also [more...]
Date: 2010-04-20 07:02:21
Gene internet sites Tied to being overweight Identified in New ...
An worldwide investigating air max 95 alleges it’s identified eighteen new air max internet sites associated with being overweight and 13 other people associated with how body fat is distributed while in the body, air max 97 that shed new soft in regards to the intricate biology necessary a specific while in the world’s most pressing public-health problems. The studies are in accordance to medical tests involving almost 250,000 people, creating the hard work the most famous so much to unravel the hereditary routine of desired individual traits, research workers said. They acquired been [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 07:05:14
paternity test siblings
Proof of paternity if the father is dead? Is it possible to perform a paternity test if the alleged father is deceased? Can members immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents) may be used for an accurate test? Where I can find reliable information … Thanks! If the alleged father is unavailable for testing, the next best choice would be to test their parents (paternal grandparents). Proof of the mother and alleged father and father with his child's birth mother will give the best results. A second option would be alleged use brother sister father. In this case, including biological [more...]
Date: 2010-08-27 04:02:42
تقنية البلمرة الجزيئية » تعرف عن عملية استخلاص شريط الحمض النووي ...
The VX Viral DNA/RNA Purification CorProtocol™ 25101 allows for walk-away automated preparation of low copy viral DNA/RNA from low total nucleic acid-yielding samples. Extracted viral DNA/RNA is of high quality and suitable for a wide variety of downstream applications. The default sample volume is 200 µL but can be scaled up to 500 µL with the use of adjustments to this protocol coupled with an alternative run file ( VX_RNA_DNA_CorProtocol_250_500ul_25101_06.CAS4 ) on the instrument. Increased volumes of certain reagents are required for the extraction of sample volumes greater [more...]
Date: 2010-07-09 16:20:26
DNA testing program altered | UC Health - University of California
The California Department of Public Health has instructed UC Berkeley not to proceed with a portion of its ground-breaking program to educate students about genetic testing and personalized medicine. The program, called “Bring Your Genes to Cal,” allowed incoming students, on a voluntary and anonymous basis, to submit DNA samples, with the promise that they would receive their personal results of tests for three common genetic variants. Some 600 of more than 5,000 incoming freshmen and transfers students have already volunteered their saliva samples and signed consent forms allowing these [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 00:44:54
Personalized medicine: Check your DNA at the door - SmartPlanet
College kids survive on a diet of beer and pizza, but personalized medicine might soon change that. This summer, UC - Berkeley wants 5,500 new students to participate in a DNA experiment: The students will be required to return a swab of their cheek cells, so they can find out if they have the genes to metabolize folate, lactose, and alcohol. Ideally, the students who lack the genes will modify their behavior accordingly. They would eat more green vegetables, avoid milk products (and prepare to explain to everyone and their mother why they now drink soy milk), and hold back on the drinking. [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 11:45:21
Scottish Terrier Breeders | Scottish Terrier Puppies for sale-Breeder
If the breeder answers “no,” ask what they know about the parents, grandparents and siblings of their breeding stock. Most casual breeders know nothing about the health of their dogs’ relatives. Skin problems are hereditary and will be a 10-15 year pain and expense for you and your Scottie! (8) Have the sire and dam been DNA-tested “clear” of the VWD gene? If the answer is “yes” for either parent you guarantee your Scottie will not have vonWillebrand’s Disease, a devastating bleeding disorder. Most commercial breeders are unaware of the VWD DNA test, or do not want to spend [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 17:25:30
Genetic testing in aortic aneurysm disease: PRO. [Cardiol Clin ...
Genetic testing in aortic aneurysm disease: PRO. Milewicz DM, Carlson AA, Regalado ES. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street MSB 6.100, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Dianna.firstname.lastname@example.org Comment in: Cardiol Clin. 2010 May;28(2):205-6. Cardiol Clin. 2010 May;28(2):199-204. Abstract Thoracic aortic aneurysms leading to type A dissections (TAAD) are the major diseases affecting the aorta. A genetic predisposition for TAAD can occur as part of a genetic syndrome. It can be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner with [more...]
Date: 2010-05-16 15:16:00
Invitation to Talk on Genetic Testing: BrCa Prevention, Best ...
One test option used to select patients who are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy is the MammaPrint, a comprehensive 70-gene profile and the only FDA-cleared breast cancer recurrence test. Despite the relatively high cost, MammaPrint is reimbursed by an increasing number of medical schemes in South Africa as it can reduce the use of chemotherapy with about one-third. This is due to the efforts of a group of surgeons, oncologists and Prof Manie de Klerk of Qualsa, who developed an algorithm for use of this test in oestrogen-positive breast cancer patients. These guidelines were [more...]
Date: 2010-09-25 10:22:00
Canine dna Testing, dna Extraction from Blood, What does dna Stand For
Canine dna testing is normally achieved through a small extraction of blood, hair, cheek swab or tissue sample... Tests can be done through private independent laboratories and cost from $65 up to $250 but can cost even more. The benefits can be quite amazing as we will discover later on....but first lets answer some basic questions.... What does dna stand for...? It stands for Deoxyribonucleic Acid - and is the basic foundation to all genetics. Chromosomes are made up of the Deoxyribonucleic Acid which is a double strand which divides into genes. Your dog will have from [more...]
Date: 2009-11-23 18:25:20
Nutrigenomics in the News
Which brings us back to over-the-counter genetic testing. The Times story draws attention to Myriad Genetics which markets a test for the presence of mutations in the BRAC gene which is an indicator of susceptibility to breast cancer. Apparently the BRAC1 and 2 genes are intellectual property of Myriad’s, a development that has some people salivating at the financial opportunities and at the same time, made me rapidly aware of how little I know about this expanding market segment. Last year, the National Academy of Sciences published a study, at the request of the National Institutes of [more...]
Date: 2007-11-27 10:50:00
Home DNA Testing A Reality -- Thanks, Walgreens!
Tips on how to make money with domain names -- creating, buying, monetizing as advertising vehicles, and selling Internet addresses Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, was going to sell DNA testing kits this month, but the FDA called the kits into question and Walgreens dropped their plans... for now. The saliva test kits are made by Pathway Genomics. They'll tell when someone is at high-risk to get chronic diseases, including Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis and Tay-Sachs disease. The test will identify people who carry the genes for such diseases, which they could pass along to their [more...]
Date: 2010-05-11 21:15:00
Cancer-gene testing ramps up - 3quarksdaily
Now Britain is set to test whether an entire health-care system is ready for the approach. Plans were unveiled this week to deploy broad genetic testing for selected cancer patients in Britain's government-run health-care provider, the National Health Service (NHS). This form of 'stratified medicine' uses genetic information to group patients according to their likely response to a particular treatment. More [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 09:48:21
Advances In Prenatal Testing Create New Twist In Abortion Debate
A piece in the Washington Post outlines the pros and cons of increasingly advanced fetal DNA testing. Proponents of the test, which "use 'gene chips' to detect much subtler chromosomal variations than standard prenatal testing can," [more...]
Date: 2008-10-27 13:30:00
How to Maximize Free DNA Testing
DNA testing has not been limited to the study of the human gene, but has also included that of our beloved canines. DNA testing centers for dogs are open to identify the breeds and ancestry of our pets. Free DNA testing also shoots from legal cases with proceedings done underway. DNA testing for these circumstances can include not only the victim and possible suspects but also other individuals present at the crime scene. Some legal reasons that require DNA testing are for alimony or patrimony reasons. In these cases, the genetic markers are looked into to determine, for example, the [more...]
Date: 2010-05-03 22:41:52
SALVATION OR EXTINCTION
Meurs mentioned a breed in which they discovered the DNA marker for a specific disease that plagued the breed and aggressively went after it in order to be VERY responsible and bred it out very quickly - Now the dogs are going blind. Did they win??? If we eliminate ALL dogs that carry this newly discovered mutant gene for DCM and aggressively attacked it as the peanut gallery feels we should but then we have all the dogs dying at 3 of Cancer or CAH (chronic active Hepatitus) DID WE WIN??? You think popular sire syndrome is a problem with show dogs wait til results come in on who has a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 15:11:09
genetic tests cancer | Breast DCIS
What are the advantages of undergoing genetic testing for breast cancer? 2. What disadvantages of undergoing genetic breast cancer? 3. In your opinion, what group of women who receive the greatest benefit of genetic testing breast cancer? Thanks in advance Women referred to a specialist genetics service for genetic testing if they have a high risk of developing breast cancer – blood relatives in the same side of the family have had breast cancer. cancer in several you have a higher risk of carrying one of two defective genes known only if a parent takes in this case has a 50% chance of [more...]
Date: 2010-10-06 13:13:36