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Call for genetic testing regulation - Karameloo News U.K.

Tests and body scans to predict future diseases can be misleading and “medically meaningless”, experts said as they called for tighter regulation. Hundreds of foreign GPs work in Britain unchecked: NHS chiefs criticised for not testing EU doctors As many as three quarters of those flying in for lucrative shifts may not have faced language or competency tests, figures show. Britain and France could share nuclear testing site A half-a century long ban on the United Kingdom sharing nuclear secrets with countries other than the United States could be about to come to an end. ADHD ‘may be [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:11:45

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Examining Child Visitation, Legitimation and Paternity | Central ...

When a man has accepted a dependent into his household and also acted like a natural parent while openly assuming all rights and obligations of being a parent, this can also be offered to the court as confirmation of paternity. Whenever a bona fide question is present regarding parentage, genetic testing could be used to confirm paternity. The motion to necessitate genetic testing may be filed by the mother or the potential father, a state organization that could be taking part in the issue, or maybe ordered by the court if it’s considered essential and appropriate. If you have questions or [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 17:05:17


Paternity Testing: Are You Raising Someone Else's Child?

Even without a sample from the mother, DNA paternity test results are up to 99.9999% accuratethats one-in-a-million odds your results are incorrect. Most companies provide a free home kit for you to provide the samples and require you to send the kit back to the laboratory with the accompanying fee. Because many companies are aware of the discomfort of drawing blood from a child in order to get a sample, buccal (mouth) swabs are being accepted as an alternative. By gently massaging the inside of the childs mouth, cheek cells are collected. These cells are then sent to the lab for testing. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 22:53:43


Don't Let Love Get Lost – Preserve it Using DNA

If they are alive, have them take a DNA test. If they are no longer with us, it’s usually possible to find a relative who can take the test instead. (We can help you with that if you need it.) When you are tracing the family of one ancestor, it is also a good idea to know the DNA of their spouse. Chances are you can learn more about grandpa through exploring grandma’s records and connections. Each DNA test you add to your genetic family tree gives you a better picture of your family. And it preserves your family’s DNA, genealogy, and legacy of love for generations to come. (images from [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 17:09:44


Professor Betts on Genographic - Genographica

Professor Colin Betts (far left) discusses the Genographic Project with students Alison Sancken and Emily Voss (far right).  Photo by Chelle Meyer.Students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa are learning the method and theory of genetic research while also gaining an understanding of their own Genetic history. Colin Betts, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Luther College submitted the following entry about his course and how the Genographic Project has helped his students apply their personal story to their learning. We have been in touch with Colin for a few years now and are [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 20:08:24


Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Hosts “Celebration of Life” | Space ...

His area of expertise includes genetic testing in solid malignancies and various cancer related blood disorders.  He speaks Italian natively and is fluent in English. Issaac Esseesse, MD Dr. Esseesse is a board certified physician in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. He is physician at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in Rockledge, Florida as part of a comprehensive oncology group and has privileges Wuesthoff Hospital and Cape Canaveral Hospital. He completed his medical doctorate at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in the Argentine Republic and completed his [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 14:20:01


Ancestry DNA testing in Australia

You will be connected genetically to perhaps such groups as Sub-Saharan, Native American, East Asian or European. Some terms you will come across in your ancestry DNA test: Mutations in DNA A mutation is a permanent change in which the DNA sequence is somehow altered; with these changes come actual changes to the person or to traits. A very short note on mutations; mutations are of course not always harmful- some mutations are very important and very beneficial and enable us and enabled our ancestor to survive in the conditions they lived. Haplotype: A Haplotype is a group of closely linked [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 10:30:52


Celera Says Case-Control Publication on KIF6 Does Not Refute Prior ...

Celera is a healthcare business focusing on the integration of genetic testing into routine clinical care through a combination of products and services incorporating proprietary discoveries. Berkeley HeartLab, a subsidiary of Celera, offers services to predict cardiovascular disease risk and improve patient management. Celera also commercializes a wide range of molecular diagnostic products through Abbott and has licensed other relevant diagnostic technologies developed to provide personalized disease management in cancer. Information about Celera Corporation, including reports and other [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 21:02:21


Cheap DNA test diagnoses genetic diseases | TG Daily

Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva. "This technology offers a speedy, cost-efficient alternative to existing methods of DNA analysis," says Dr Juan Diaz-Mochon of Edinburgh University's School of Chemistry. "Our method could help reach the goal of complete genome analysis in a few hours for less than $1,000." The researchers say that the test, based on chemical analysis, delivers reliable results without the need for expensive enzymes used in conventional DNA testing. It's successfully [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 15:29:22


The Need to Know: DNA Testing on Exhumed Bodies and Genetic ...

In addition to the circus of exhumation, DNA testing has been used increasingly in the much more sobering realms of solving criminal cases and identifying the remains of unknown soldiers. And through programs like National Geographic’s The Genographic Project, each of us, for about $100, can receive a participation kit and contribute to scientific efforts to more thoroughly understand the history of humankind. The cheek swabs we send through the mail to Genographic are offered in the name of scientific discovery. Very different are state laws that require criminals to submit genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 06:00:52


Applications Of Genetic Testing

Joe Evans Joe Evans serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Method Frameworks.   Method Frameworks provides management consulting services to commercial enterprises with strategic and operational planning solutions using the firm’s proprietary Plan4 process. Visit Method Frameworks at www.methodframeworks.com. Joe is a published author, frequent speaker and recognized expert in co rporate strategic planning.  To contact Method Frameworks about scheduling Mr. Evans about an upcoming speaking engagement, visit www.methodframeworks.com/business-speaker or email [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 09:57:25


23andMe.com Genetic Testing – Price Drop – Ancestry Ed $229.00 ...

Rating: 1 Posted By: jtsongas Views: 640 Replies: 6 Staples has the Kindle 3rd Generation – 3G + Wi-Fi model for the standard $189.99. Use a $30 off $150 coupon from one of the previously talked about sites (google if unsure where). The coupon is normally $4.99 or less. Staples price = $189.99 Coupon Cost = $4.99 SubTotal = $194.98 Minus $30 Coupon = $164.98 Worked great for me at Staples . Rating: 0 Posted By: Yuyak Views: 53 Replies: 0 These deals will be either mentioned in the KmartGamer blog or the weekly ad. All of these will be from 10/10-10/16, except those titles that are being [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 07:00:00


Lastest Home Dna Tests News - Dna Testing Hair

DNA doesn’t match defendant A Kentucky State Police forensic biologist testified Tuesday that DNA found under Amanda Hornsby-Smith’s fingernails didn’t belong to the man on trial in Campbell Circuit Court for allegedly strangling her to death. Read more on The Cincinnati Enquirer Stool DNA test for colon cancer not yet cost-effective The inexpensive stool tests commonly used to screen for colon cancer can be more effective, and much less costly, than newer tests that look for certain genetic markers in the stool, according to a study published Monday. Read more on Reuters via [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 12:15:32


Walgreens to Sell OTC Genetic Testing Kits | NBC Chicago

Soon, your pharmacy shopping list could include a bottle of soda, a candy bar, and a personal genetic testing kit. Exactly what aisle category does the latter fall into? Starting Friday, Walgreens shoppers can buy an over-the-counter genetics test from Pathway Genomics at 7,500 stores across the country. Priced at $20 to $30, the kit claims to offer information on users' possibility of developing conditions like Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, or diabetes. Access to the scientific analysis online, however, costs another $79 to $179, according to Chicago Breaking [more...]

Date: 2010-05-11 17:30:26


Paternity Testing - Are You Raising Someone Else's Child? - Hackerwap

Even without a sample from the mother, DNA paternity test results are up to 99.9999% accurate'that's one-in-a-million odds your results are incorrect. Most companies provide a free home kit for you to provide the samples and require you to send the kit back to the laboratory with the accompanying fee. Because many companies are aware of the discomfort of drawing blood from a child in order to get a sample, buccal (mouth) swabs are being accepted as an alternative. By gently massaging the inside of the child's mouth, cheek cells are collected. These cells are then sent to the lab for testing. [more...]

Date: 2005-02-15 08:00:00


Choose Dna Testing Lab Carefully | Studio WebDesign Blog

Due to intricate nature of a DNA, matching genetic data for developing genetic relation is much easier. This test is also frequently used in the cases of paternity disputes. Without getting any DNA sample from father, you can prove the relation from your DNA sample. Biologische vader is not needed to contribute DNA sample for conducting this test. Just by taking DNA sample from a close relative of alleged father to determine the actual relation. You can look for a good testing lab for carrying out DNA-testwithout any hassles. Highly detailed and reliable report will be easy to compare. Such a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:39:23


Recovery Act funding boosts science, jobs - but what's next ...

Stimulus funding allowed the hiring of a full-time research coordinator, speeding up enrollment in a study testing whether tight control of blood sugar in children who have undergone open-heart surgery can prevent infection and death, as it does in adults. Critical Care physician Michael Agus, MD, and his colleagues have data on 600 children so far (out of 980 planned). • Hearts in a dish. Aside from infection, congenital heart disease is the leading cause of disease and death in infants. In a first-of-its-kind study, pediatric cardiologist William Pu, MD, and colleagues will use [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 18:11:24


Pointers To Remember In Genetic Testing II

Sylvia Lafair Developing leaders and transforming teams is my speciality. As a clinical psychologist I know that we bring the behaviors we learned in our original organization, the family, into our present work organization. The key to leadership is understanding how individuals form a system and how that system impacts the bottom line. I have worked globally and find that the core of relationships is much the same whether in California, China,or Chile. My book "Don't Bring It to Work (Jossey Bass) offers tools and strategies for developing collaborative work cultures and important core [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 23:33:23


Understanding The Process of Ordering A Genetic Testing

David Barr David Barr is the President of Venture Opportunities, Inc. David has been a professional business broker/intermediary since 1980 focusing on General Business Brokerage and Mergers and Acquisitions representing client transaction value from $400,000 to $20,000,000. Mr. Barr has handled the sale of over four hundred and fifty companies. David earned a university degree from the State University of New York majoring in economics and business. David holds the Mergers and Acquisition Master Intermediary and the Certified Business Intermediary designations from the International [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 23:33:23


UC Berkeley DNA testing goes before state committee | Berkeleyside

Inquiries by CRG with the California Department of Health have revealed that the School of Public Health is not licensed to perform this kind of clinical laboratory testing under California law. Furthermore, according to the California Department of Health, Professor Jasper Rine is not a medical doctor licensed to order and perform clinical laboratory tests as required by the Department. Therefore, as currently described, the program may be in violation of California’s public health laws and regulations. Finally, CRG has discovered that Jasper Rine received a four year grant for $1 million [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 19:19:51


Research Round-Up : McGill Reporter

Research and Discovery From artificial blood to genome analysis, McGill researchers unlocking doors to the future Oct.1: Artificial blood Dr. Thomas Chang of the Department of Physiology outlined his research into artificial blood products to “Chemistry World,” which is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The academic community is working on bettering the basic understanding of how blood works, to further improve the products. Although some products are available, obtaining regulatory approval for these products has proved difficult so far in Europe and the U.S. South Africa is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 23:41:49


Mutant gene discovery in Jews may stop brain damage | Sevarth

As the disease is both severe and common, testing for these mutations will probably soon become a routine prenatal genetic screening test in these two populations so that future cases can be prevented, by carriers either not marrying each other or having children together, or by abortion or pre-genetic diagnosis to choose healthy embryos for in-vitro fertilization. Prof. Ohad Birk and doctoral student Orly Agamy of the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev at BGU and colleagues at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba demonstrated the first human disease associated with a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 07:23:13


Home DNA Tests: Proposed New rules : : Healthcare News

A set of new rules and guidelines have been put forward by Human Genetics Commission (HGC) to crack down on inaccurate and harmful home do-it-yourself DNA tests freely sold over the internet. Many private companies, based mainly in the US, offer such direct to consumer testing kits that estimate a person’s risk of suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s or breast cancer, by analyzing the genetic codes. Paternity testing or finding out the identity of the father is another reason as to why these tests are gaining in popularity. The Commission has expressed its reservations about [more...]

Date: 2010-08-31 12:02:53


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


Pre-Natal Scans And Check ups From London Ultrasound Centre ...

Further scans comprise the Fetal Welfare Scan and also the 20-Week Anomaly Scan, as well as Viability and Dating along with early Pregnancy scans to determine the delivery date Experts in CVS (Chorion Villus Sampling) can test for family genetic problems. The clinic are also specialists in screening for Ovarian Cancer and undertaking pre-natal genetic tests. The clinic in addition undertakes Cocoon 4D Baby Scans, amongst many others. The centre is renowned for its efficiently in performing parenthood testing, fundamentally to determine parentage of an unborn infant LUC is also a centre for [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 12:10:13


BioPet DNA Breed Identification Kit | I Love Dogs Blog

Use DNA to discover the breeds present in your dog Painlessly collect your dog’s DNA sample and send it to BioPet for quick analysis Over 60 qualified breeds are on file Fast results via USPS within 2 weeks Even a prepaid return envelope for the DNA sample is included Product Description Advances in DNA testing technology mean that it has become possible to identify the ancestry of any dog by performing a simple test using a cheek swab. The DNA required for the test to be run is isolated from cells that are trapped on the DNA ID Card. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of [more...]

Date: 2009-12-18 14:44:21


Mitochondrial Eve screws Adam

The Mitochondrial Eve thing refers to the most recent common ancestor for all extant humans and is possible because mitochondrial DNA is inherited unmixed from the female parent. It's good science and currently points to the most resent common female ancestor living about 200 000 years ago somewhere in Africa and can be used as a predictor for the various migration hypotheses, for instance it casts doubt on the popular "out of Africa" hypothesis. Now the bible says people originated when god created Adam and Eve, and they were therefore the first two people. After the debacle with the fruit [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 05:57:14


Nanomedicine - offering more that just new therapies?

Does he want to know? Who else should know – his family, insurance company, employer …? The question of genetic testing isn’t new, of course. But here, as in many areas of medicine, nanotechnology is acting as an ‘enabling’ technology. It can makes some of the medical research hopes into clinical reality and it can widens their availability. In this case, the impact is on the scale of things. The speed and the amount of information provide both doctor and patient with ethical dilemmas. And up to now this sort of test has taken several days and was confined to known risk groups, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:24:49


Think Out Loud Sizing Up Your Genes · Oregon Public Broadcasting

Now, a host of startup companies are selling at-home kits that promise to unlock the secrets of customers' DNA in a matter of weeks.  Intel employees, who get a discounts from two genetic testing companies, use the tests to reveal their genetic predisposition to everything from cancer to cellulite. But many in the medical community are skeptical of the tests' legitimacy, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report calling the tests "misleading" and accusing the companies administering them of "questionable practices." Have you elected to use genetic testing? If [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 16:00:00


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


Walgreens halts genetic test sales on FDA concerns

Walgreens is holding off on selling the tests until the FDA's concerns are resolved, media reports say. An FDA spokesperson could not be reached. The test kits made by Pathway Genomics shows the market for DNA testing is expanding beyond settling the question of whether the mother on the "Maury Show" is telling the truth about the identity of her child's father. People also examine their DNA to learn about their ancestry. Scientists at the National Geographic Society are collecting DNA samples from people around the world to learn about the origins of man. Genetic tests like the one offered [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 22:00:00


Intellectual Property Expert Group (ipeg) » Blog Archive » Are the ...

These are just two recent cases in the US but the implication on DNA sequence patents may be far reaching. Back in 2000, when the new economy was still alive, there was a lot of focus on DNA sequence patents. A lot of companies were very cautious and a lot of genetic test developments were stalled because of patent issues. When asking an expert you could get philosophical answers: either you licence or you ignore or you litigate. Now in 2000 there were still patents from the early days of DNA sequencing around. Some of these patents might have been inventive as the inventive step was a lot [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 16:55:26


DNA saliva samples for SNP and CNV analysis on microarrays

Studies show that DNA from Oragene saliva samples gives equivalent results to DNA from blood for PCR, SNPgenotyping and microarrays. ... For any type of genetic analysis (e.g. population studies, clinical genetic testing, paternity testing, pharmacogenomic testing), non-invasive and easy-to-use sample collection techniques are preferred because they increase compliance rates and reduce costs. Oragene•DNA is a DNA self-collection kit that is completely non-invasive, [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 15:34:00


Pathway Genomics and Walgreens debut OTC DNA testing - Gather News ...

Pathway Genomics will release a personalized DNA testing this Friday. The over-the-counter DNA kits will be sold at Walgreens across the nation. Pathway Genomics is a company out of San Diego that already has home genetic testing kits available.To use the kit, consumers use ‘spit’ to get their results. Supposedly the DNA kit will let you know if you have a genetic risk for Alzheimer’s, diabetes or breast cancer. You can also find out if you might be able to pass on a disorder like cystic fibrosis. The kit at Walgreens will retail between $20-$30.The FDA does not regulate these tests at [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 04:02:34


Law and Biosciences Blog | Should Mary Carmichael Get DTC Genetic ...

Mary Carmichael at Newsweek is running an interesting week-long series of posts about deciding whether or not to buy DTC genetic testing for herself.  Carmichael series She asked me to contribute an “about 300 word” post on “How do I know if I can trust the results and should I be worried about what I might find out?” Monday, I sent her both a 389 word version and a 300 word version. Tuesday, she sent me back a 308 word version for posting, which I accepted. Today (Wednesday), the Newsweek site has posted a 230 word version.  Carmichael:  Day 3 It captures much of what I wanted to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 17:22:14


What does your DNA look like? « New Voices

The testing and screening is a way for Ashkenazi Jews to determine if they are carriers of 11 “common” Jewish genetic diseases. About 1 in 5 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier. The testing, screening, and counseling that precedes and concludes the event are there to help participants make decisions and figure out what the information means to them. At first, this seemed completely rational to me. Of course I’d want to know if I’m a carrier of a fatal disease, which could affect my future kids (and that’s a long way in the future). But naturally, there are ethical debates that can be [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 01:24:47


race/history/evolution notes: ASHG 2010: Personal genomics

General results suggest individuals view the relationship between DNA ancestry and race in a more nuanced way than is frequently acknowledged. Test-takers are more knowledgeable about genetics generally. The main motivations for testing are education, entertainment, and curiosity. Results of this study do not support the oft-cited reasons for individuals avoiding DNA ancestry tests, namely fear of results, desire not to know, and privacy concerns. While individuals support use of DNA ancestry tests in research and support personal rights to access such information, individuals generally [more...]

Date: 2010-09-11 07:38:00


Who Gets Genetic Testing for Cancer? - Health Blog - WSJ

Aetna is examining data from 13,000 of its members to figure out if patients who should be getting breast-and-ovarian cancer screening tests are in fact being offered them. Such tests, which cost up to $3,000 a pop, screen for genetic defects that put some women at high risk of these cancers. A positive result means that extra precautions should be taken to make sure a cancer is caught at its earliest stages. But Aetna says there are questions about whether women most at risk are getting the tests, and whether there are socioeconomic and racial disparities in their use. There’s some [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 19:14:32


Genetics Testing

For now, we go on with everyday life and meet with the doctor at some point next summer to draw blood for a microarray screening which can lead to a broader spectrum of genetic chromosomal testing. On another note, please keep my mother in your prayers as she has been experiencing a decline in health recently. Her doctors finally conducted an echocardiogram that showed her right ventricle is not pumping properly. This could be the culprit of her severe fatigue and chest pains. She is waiting to get connected with a cardiologist and go meet with them to determine the course of action. Until [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 00:39:00


Booker Rising: Sierra Leone: The Ancestral Home Of Dr. King ...

Sign up to Booker Rising's RSS feed to receive updates in your feed reader or sign up with your email address below to receive the updates via email! Tests were done on their sons (which tests patrilineal genetic markers, or about 1% of a male's total genome). From Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone): "Martin Luther King III, son of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Julius Garvey, who is the son of Marcus Garvey, are the latest African Americans to trace their DNA roots to the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington became the first [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 17:11:00


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


Technology Review: A Genetic Christmas Story

Some people may have received an unusual gift this holiday season: an ancestry testing kit that uses a small swab of DNA to shed light on near and ancient family history. It sounds, at first, like a novelty item. But the kit may provide long-term assistance to scientists who are hoping to track the history of the human race. In one project, spearheaded by National Geographic Society and IBM, participants buy a kit for $99.95, scrape some skin cells from the inside of their cheek, and send the samples in for analysis. Once the DNA is processed, participants learn their haplogroup -- the [more...]

Date: 2005-12-27 00:00:00


Links of London almost entirely

Links of London sale Six years ago the term "genetic genealogy" was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, a testing firm with 52,000 customers. "Now the interest is huge." As individuals track down their personal family narratives, population geneticists are seeking to tell the larger story of humankind. Our Links of London Black Friendship Bracelet recent common ancestorsa genetic "Adam" and "Eve"have been traced back to Africa, and other intriguing forebears are being discovered all over the map. One group of scientists recently found that 40 percent of the world’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:30


Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Test | Cystic Fibrosis

The board of genetic parents childrenwith cystic fibrosis patients themselves isessential. Gene therapy Now there are many studies of patients reporting incystic fibrosis gene therapy. These have vectorsto nasal viral or nonviral delivery CFTR cDNA or topical lungsby spray or instillation of fluid. Although in theory CFTR cDNA thetransfer cells affected normal life inearly CF should lead normalCFTR produce enough to prevent the clinical manifestations cystic fibrosis, technical problems with the vectors and have clinical response to gene therapy is still not curative. In particular, type [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 21:13:01


DNA Testing Along With Its Advantage In The Modern World

Despite the fact that estimated 200, 000 DNA tests are carried out every year by states needing to sort out child-support and welfare concerns, few persons are eager to perform their own at-home paternity test since they do not realize that the DNA paternity test is not difficult and bothersome thing to perform. Paternity screening requires a simple sample from both the child and probable father. Despite the lack of any sample coming from the mother, DNA paternity test results are around 99.9999% precise – which means that mistake takes place almost impossible. Several companies offer a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 22:58:18


Developing Nations Taste Test Genetically Modified Frankenfood ...

From the Philippines to Uganda and from rice to bananas, we may be in store for a synthetic agricultural future. Climate change has wreaked havoc for a host of crops throughout Uganda and East Africa, but new clearances to move forward with genetically modified food trials may ease up some of the dents made in the country’s food supply. Scientists received permission from government authorities to conduct field trials on brown streak-resistant cassava, bananas resistant to the bacterial infection from Xanthomonas, and cotton containing the Bt and ’roundup-ready’ genes. But while [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 19:40:48


Walgreens to sell genetic test kits » Tech Jackal

Walgreens is now going to be selling over the counter genetic tests soon. The well known pharmacy chain already offers over the counter drug testing and paternity testing kits, so this really does not come as a big surprise to many. The company that will be offering these over the counter kits later this month is Pathway Genomics. Walgreens will charge between twenty and thirty dollars each for the testing kits. The test kits will test for various medical issues such as reactions to certain medications, genes for Alzheimer’s disease, and any instances of being predisposed to certain [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 12:55:45


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


Federal government says regulation of consumer genetic tests is ...

But while American officials are moving to regulate do-it-yourself genetic testing kits because of concerns that results may be erroneous or may prompt patients to alter their medications or make other unhealthy choices, Health Canada says it is open season for companies hunting for Canadian sales.” Find article here. This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 and is filed under Canadian Health Services, Genetics, Regulatory Compliance. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 04:13:32


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