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How to choose a DNA Paternity testing service in UK : : Healthcare ...

Most of the highly reputed DNA paternity testing centres and laboratories will claim a 99.99% accuracy of proof of paternity when the father, child and the mother are all tested. The results will be treated as 100% proof if the man who has been tested is not the father. Accreditation from the competent authority In the UK, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is the competent authority to give a formal certificate of recognition to a body or organisation or person to carry out the testing. The Ministry maintains a list of all those companies and organisations which have been accredited to perform [more...]

Date: 2010-09-17 12:31:28

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Insurance Center | Blog | Call for genetic testing regulation

House District 9: Newcomer Roberts calls out veteran Roblan Political fresh face Dr. Scott Roberts has challenged veteran Arnie Roblan for one of two 9th District seats in the Oregon House of Representatives. Read more on The World Call for genetic testing regulation Tests and body scans to predict future diseases can be misleading and “medically meaningless” experts said as they called for tighter regulation. Read more on Press Assoc. via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News No [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 16:00:46


My live news » Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom

“Labs are dire to get more samples and they’re trying to be clouded and lower amounts of DNA,” says John Butler, head of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology’s genetics arrange, which aims to improve standards in DNA testing. A standard DNA outline consists of a series of peaks relating to the number of repeating stretches of DNA rest in certain genetic sequences, or alleles (see diagram). The repeats occur at specified locations on the chromosomes, called loci, and there are two alleles at one and the other locus- one inherited from each parent. [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:46:51


Henry Porter - Police to trial while-you-wait DNA tests

29 September 2010,  Thinq.co.uk Police will soon have the means to grab someone's genetic sample and run it through the national DNA database while waiting in the street, if early trials by military industrial giant Lockheed Martin are successful. Handheld genetic scanners are on the drawing board, while the first suit-case-sized prototype will be tested by police forces within the year. The RapI.D. DNA test technology will give police unprecedented power to identify someone and check them against a criminal database. "We expect to be able to conduct genetic ID testing in under one hour," [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 17:19:27


IVF News - Hope for non-invasive pregnancy test

Over a quarter of the samples contained 50 per cent fetal DNA, prompting the authors to write that 'this lays a solid foundation for the development of a non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test'. The JAMA commentary piece adds that as well as prenatal tests, the technique could also potentially be used to detect cancer cells, and monitor their spread. Alastair Kent, director of the UK's Genetic Interest Group, told BBC News Online that a non-invasive prenatal diagnosis technique would give pregnant women the opportunity to have information on which they could make decisions, 'without [more...]

Date: 2004-04-13 07:00:00


Genetic Testing for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer: Challenges in ...

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Date: 2010-09-20 07:00:00


Health News - Gene could predict breast cancer patients' response ...

It could also lead to the development of new breast cancer drugs to target tumours with a specific genetic make-up. Scientists also speculate that testing for BCAR4 activity could reveal if a patient may benefit from drugs used to target the protein HER2, such as Herceptin. The study suggests that in the future more people might benefit from these drugs. Dr Julie Sharp, senior science information manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “These early results tell us more about why tamoxifen can stop working for some women. We need further research into the BCAR4 gene to decide if it could lead [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:08:00


DNA Diagnostics Centre UK opens the walk in DNA Testing facility

DNA Diagnostics Centre (DDC) has performed genetic tests for over 1 million clients around the world and now launches its walk-in centre in West London, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 05:23:00


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


Paternity Test: How Does DNA Testing Work?

The benefits of paternity test: Of course, foremost benefit of the paternity test is identifying the father of a child. Apart from that, paternity or DNA test brings in more valuable benefits. DNA testing is the accurate method compared to other traditional methods to find biological father of a child Ethnic background and genealogical history can be identified When students need to obtain certain scholarships due to ethnic background, in absence of other valid proof, DNA test results are accepted as a proof of identification by Immigration authorities Legally accepted method throughout the [more...]

Date: 2010-09-29 06:48:42


In Search of Enlightenment: Stratified Medicine: The Dawn of a Era ...

For the most part, medicine has been deployed on a "one type fits all" mentality to prevent/treat disease. There are of course exceptions and provisos to this. The age or relative health of a patient is often taken into consideration when deciding which course of treatment will be the most safe and effective for a particular patient. A person's medical history (e.g. adverse reactions to a particular treatment, allergies) or lifestyle (e.g. smoker) is also relevant to determining which specific treatment is best for a patient. But beyond those kinds of considerations, prescribing X to treat [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 20:19:00


Unexplained childhood disorders | Science Codex

New Rochelle, NY, October 13, 2010—Parents of children with undiagnosed learning disorders, developmental deficits, and congenital abnormalities face a host of psychological and social challenges, which are explored in detail in a reflective article in Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The article is available free online ahead of print at www.liebertpub.com/gtmb An interview-based study of parents of children with undiagnosed disorders describes the parental experience as a "journey" comprised of an [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 16:40:09


Chemistry World blog » Chemistry World's round-up of money and ...

Under the terms, LabCorp will get testing services, technology, intellectual property rights and nine testing laboratories. The company says it will keep the 1900 employees affected, including senior management, following closure of the deal, which is expected before the end of the year. ‘This transaction demonstrates the strategic value of Genzyme Genetics and the strong franchise we’ve built over a twenty year period,’ said Genzyme chairman and chief executive Henri Termeer. ‘It also shows how our management team is uniquely positioned to unlock the underappreciated value of [more...]

Date: 2010-09-15 13:57:00


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


Truth about Genetic Testing

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Date: 2010-10-07 18:29:23


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-09-16 21:54:41


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-09-21 22:01:43


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-09-25 16:10:56


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-09-26 22:01:47


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-09-26 22:02:38


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-09-28 03:58:38


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-10-06 21:57:13


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions

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Date: 2010-10-08 19:05:48


Latest Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer Auctions | Uncategorized ...

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Date: 2010-10-13 04:03:39


The new guidelines on 'direct-to-consumer' genetic testing are ...

The latest news, views and opinions from Cancer Research UK The much-hyped ‘era of genomics’ is underway. You can now spit into a pot, pop it in the post, wait a week or two and – at the click of a mouse – find out about the genes you carry. Supposedly this information tells you about your chances of one day developing diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and more. But even though many of the companies that sell these ‘direct-to-consumer’ gene kits go to great lengths to make the results as user-friendly as possible, the sheer wealth of data – and its implications [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 15:39:51


Cousin marriage in the UK and genetic testing | john hawks weblog

The authors mention genetic testing only briefly, mentioning that it cannot eliminate all risk of all rare autosomal recessive disorders because we cannot test for every possible disease-associated variant. That is true, but at some point the effectiveness of screening for known variants makes the additional risk of cousin marriage very slight compared to the ordinary risk in outbred marriages. What remains is the question of inbreeding depression. How important are genes of small effect to phenotypes we care about? If they're very important, then health-related phenotypes may be suboptimal [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 13:30:00


DNA genetic testing: New rules on genetic testing services

New safeguards are to be introduced for genetic testing services to protect people from what the government calls “false reassurances” about their future health. The rapidly expanding industry offers test kits direct to patients, usually cutting out doctors and follow up care and support. Screening is available online for conditions like Huntington’s and breast cancer, yet so far these businesses have not been regulated. Little basis in science The Department of Health says many companies are now offering to test large numbers of genes whilst making claims that the tests will allow [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 00:06:49


DNA Diagnostics Centre UK opens the walk in DNA Testing facility

Total Articles: 106501 Total Authors: 53455 Total Downloads: 1983449 Newest Member MediaTraffic Meltdown By : Daniell Leigh    Report Spam   DNA Diagnostics Centre (DDC), the leading international DNA testing laboratory, recently opened a UK ‘walk-in’ DNA testing facility. The facility is based in Hammersmith, West London and enables private clients, social services, law & immigration organisations to receive professional assistance on a range of DNA testing services DDC offers. DDC is recognised worldwide for its excellent service and reliable DNA test results, which are often [more...]

Date: 2010-09-06 13:00:11


UK Border Agency Nationality Testing by DNA Flawed?

Alec Jeffreys, University of Leicester states the following, “Nationality is not genetic, and by the UK Border Agency’s logic, huge numbers of people in the US and UK would fail a DNA-based nationality test (there is no defined US ethnic population unless you use indigenous North Americans in which case virtually everyone fails, and much the same is true for the UK). ” Following are links to several blogs at Science Insider that might be of interest. Sept. 29, 2009: Decry “Flawed” and “Horrifying” Nationality Tests Sept. 29, 2009: Key Questions on Nationality Testing Sept. 29, [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 15:28:12


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 Testing – Making the Right Choice

For a court to accept DNA test results as evidence of paternity, it is essential that the court can be certain that the correct procedures have been followed, right from the taking of the samples to the reporting of the results. The Ministry of Justice maintains a short list of companies who are accredited to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969. Being accredited by the Ministry of Justice means that Cellmark abides by the voluntary Code of Practice for genetic testing laboratories, and is accredited to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 21:34:14


New forensic test can match suspects' DNA with crime samples in 4 ...

Browse > Home / Technology / New forensic test can match suspects’ DNA with crime samples in 4 hours (ChattahBox) – As we have seen even in high profile cases, getting confirmation on a DNA hit can take a very long time. But a newly developed test could make checking DNA from people arrested for crimes with DNA samples from crime scenes stored in forensic databases almost as easy as matching fingerprints. With the test, police could check on whether a person’s DNA matches that found at past crime scenes while suspects are still being processed and before a decision on whether to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 17:57:32



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