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August 29th, 2017

Will health care improve if everyone has their DNA mapped?

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Article by Sharon Rosen Rapid advances in genomic testing have led to better screening and individualized treatments for many diseases, including rare genetic disorders and cancer. Now that genetic testing is becoming faster and less expensive, should it become part of routine medical care for healthy people? Should everyone have their DNA sequenced to learn […]

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Tags: DNA sequencing, Dr. Keith Stewart, Genetic testing, Individualizing Medicine Conference, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, Whole genome sequencing

August 22nd, 2017

Three genetic tests to improve prenatal screening

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Article by Sharon Rosen New genomic technology is reshaping perinatal screening, which is testing before and during pregnancy to assess the health of a baby. Now pregnant women can have their baby initially screened for genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, through the use of a newer blood test that evaluates DNA from the placenta […]

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Tags: Cell free DNA testing, DNA testing, Dr. Myra Wick, expanded carrier screening, genetic counseling, Genetic testing, Prenatal screening, Prenatal testing, Whole exome sequencing

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